Approaches to Japanese Art
Description from course catalog
- This survey of Japan will highlight a range of artistic media from ancient times to the modern day. We will examine the art and architecture of religious and secular traditions, with an emphasis on painted traditions (narrative hand scrolls, prints, and screens). Primary themes will include the contexts of artistic production (as informed by gender or socio-political circumstances), the spatial or social networks of their use, cultural exchange with China, and tensions between court-sponsored traditions and other artistic practices.
Prerequisites / Notes
- Identical to EAST 142.