•One of the best preserved continuous artistic traditions in the world!
•Zen Buddhism dominate Japan from the 6th century
(rejects worldliness, centered on austerity, meditation and simplicity)
•Zen philosophy seen most readily in architecture-Pagoda/Temples
•Meditation is the key to enlightenment and reflected in their art and architecture
*Shintoism & Zen Philosophy influence Japanese Art
*Calligraphy is a central art form
a genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Aimed at the prosperous merchant class in the urbanizing Edo period (1603–1867), depictions of beautiful women, kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers as well as scenes from history and folk tales, travel scenes and landscapes.
Heavily influenced European Ar- especailly Impressionism & Post Impression
is the preferred artistic expression in Japan, practiced by amateurs and professionals alike. Until modern times, the Japanese wrote with a brush rather than a pen, and their familiarity with brush techniques has made them particularly sensitive to the values and aesthetics of painting. With the rise of popular culture in the Edo period, a style of woodblock prints called ukiyo-e became a major art form and its techniques were fine tuned to produce colorful prints of everything from daily news to schoolbooks. The Japanese, in this period, found sculpture a much less sympathetic medium for artistic expression; most Japanese sculpture is associated with religion, and the medium's use declined with the lessening importance of traditional Buddhism.
Research using the Textbook, Khan Academy & Video Below
207. Ryoan-ji. Kyoto, Japan. Muromachi Period, Japan. c. 1480 C.E.; current design - 18th century. Rock garden.
210. White and Red Plum Blossoms. Ogata Korin.c. 1710 –1716 C.E .Ink, watercolor, and gold leaf on paper.
211.Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Katsushika Hokusai. 1830–1833 C.E.Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper.
If You were Absent & Did Not Receive a Theme and Works
Narrative - Lady Di Funeral Banner & Night Attack at Sanjo Palace
Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!
ASIAN ART PROJECT.docx
Size : 12.364 Kb
Type : docx