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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Visual Perception and Art: A Survey Across the Cultures

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


The central concern of this course is to explore the complex and dynamic relationships between our visual perception and art in the context of specific visual cultures. As far as the various forms of art-object are concerned within the context of specific visual culture, visual perception varies in the most dynamic and complex ways. This course offers a survey across the global culture to study this variety of relationships and how visual perception operates as a creative process affecting deeply the concepts and styles of art. This survey will also provide us with vital clues to understand why visual artists across the globe perceive visual phenomenon so differently from each other.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Candidates with any educational background with an interest in Visual Culture, Visual Arts, Cultural Anthropology and Visual Psychology.


INDUSTRY SUPPORT:Universities and Academic Institutions that teach and research in Visual Arts & Cultural Anthropology; Museums and Art Galleries that deal with visual arts.



Week 1: Introduction to Visual PerceptionWeek 2: Visual Perception and Visual CommunicationWeek 3: Visual Perception and Visual CultureWeek 4: Visual Perception and Modern Art

Taught by

Prof. Soumik Nandy Majumdar

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