Beyond the Great Wave: Japanese Art and Visual Culture|
Spring 2019 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)(CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Arha/Art)(CEAS-History)
(recommended, not required):
Dorinda Neave, Lara Blanchard, and Marika Sardar, ASIAN ART, Pearson 2014
Readings and supplementary materials will be made available on Moodle and e-reserve
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm exam, final exam, term paper, in-class participation.