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Beyond the Great Wave: Japanese Art and Visual Culture
ARHA 283
Spring 2018
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 283

Japanese art has been successfully taking, transforming, and incorporating diverse cultural elements form various traditions into its own visual vocabulary. At the same time, the traditional arts of Japan continue to inspire contemporary artists and designers around the world. This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to Japanese art from the ancient period to the present day. We will consider a range of visual media in the context of Japanese literature, history, and religion. We will examine how Japanese art has developed and changed through the ages, and how it has interacted with other artistic traditions. The course will consider both 3D (sculpture and architecture) and 2D (narrative scrolls and screens) media, and will take advantage of the DAC print collection, where we will work with original woodcut prints by artists such as Hokusai.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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