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  • Rock cut temples, reflects growth of buddhism,
  • Powerful, Bangladesh, Bhu1tan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.Tajmahal1631, ShahJahan, MumtazMahal, 14th child
  • All white marbleTajmahal1631, ShahJahan, MumtazMahal, 14th childImprisoned by son later
  • People, trees & animal
  • Died June 2011 @ 95 yrs
  • 700,000 workers and craftsmen 38 years to complete
  • However, paper closer to our modern type was invented in China in about AD 705 by a scholar called Ts'aiLun. Legend has it that, one day, hewatched a wasp making its nest by chewing up pieces of bamboo, mixing them with its own saliva and working the resultant ball into a flat sheet with its feet and using the sheet to build a wall in its nest. He copied the wasp, making a paste of bamboo and water and spreading the flat sheet to dry in the sun. Knowledge of his work spread slowly - to the Arabs in the 8th century and into Europe only in the late 14th century.
  • Zeng, over 2 millionZhang 35 millionBorn in 50’s and 60’s, ALL alive
  • Usually the word ukiyo is literally translated as "floating world" in English, referring to a conception of an evanescent world, impermanent, fleeting beauty and a realm of entertainments (kabuki, courtesans, geisha) divorced from the responsibilities of the mundane, everyday world; "pictures of the floating world", i.e. ukiyo-e, are considered a genre unto themselves.Edo former name of the Japanese capital of Tokyo
  • Buddhism in japan in 784
  • Asian art

    1. 1. Indian, Chinese &Japanese653 B.C. – A.D. 1900
    2. 2. Major PointsBirth of BuddhaSilk Road opensBuddhism spreads to China and JapanArt is serene, and meditative
    3. 3. Indian Art3rd millennium BC – ModernTimes4 Periods (Ancient period, Islamicascendancy, Colonial period,Independence and postcolonial)Ornate, sensuous, refined, strongsense of design, colorful, vibrantand tells a storyIntertwines with cultural history,religions, and philosophies Fresco from Ajanta, c. 450-500
    4. 4. Past ArtAjanta & Ellora frescoes androck cuts 2 BC – 600 B
    5. 5. Mughal InfluenceDescendants of GenghisKhan, MuslimRuled over Indiansubcontinent (southernAsia)Mughal minitures, bookillustrations or smallalbum worksArchitecture & Marble
    6. 6. Taj MahalSeven Wonders ofthe WorldMausoleum:buildingconstructed as amonumentenclosing theburial chamber ofa deceasedperson or personsCompleted in 1653
    7. 7. RajputanaMostly men paintersFocus on nature & harmonyMany miniatures, BRIGHTwhere as Mughals were dull.Lord Krishna, Hindu deitypopular subjectRajputana people enduredmuch to stay in existence (aswell as Hinduism) through thetimes of Muhammed and theBritish takeover as many ofthem gave up art due to lackof understanding on the partof the British.
    8. 8. Modern Indian Art Focus on ancient culture M F Hussein, Picasso of India Museums emerged late 60’s Indian art in high demand worldwide and sold for high prices, encouraged by government
    9. 9. Chinese ArtSuccessfully mastered ALL forms ofartAncient art included cavepaintings, pottery, jadeartifacts, bronze casting (BronzeAge) and calligraphy
    10. 10. Chinese Art ContinuedAfter the Iron Agepottery andporcelain werefocus, Terra CottaArmyWith the inventionof paper over adozen dynasties(time of rule by aparticular familywhich ruled duringthat period)Within these
    11. 11. Chinese PaintingStrong tradition ofpainting, calligraphy,and printmaking Spring Morning in the Han Palace, Ming DynastyConcentrated in waterbased techniquesMore stylized & abstractImportance of whitespace and favorslandscapes Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival, Northern
    12. 12. Contemporary Chinese Art After communists took over in 1949 art was labeled reactionary (politically driven) further accelerated by Cultural Revolution (Social- political movement whose goal was to enforce communism) Chinese “avant-garde” works produced after CR, includes painting, sculpture, film, ceramics, video, photogr aphy, installation and performance. In the 2008 World’s Top contemporary artists, The People’s Republic of China holds it’s 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th places.
    13. 13. Zhang Zeng Fanzhi Yue MinjunXiaogang Wang Guangyi
    14. 14. Japanese ArtWide range of art styles & media includingancient pottery, sculpture in wood & bronze, inkpainting on silk and paper and recently manga &cartooning. Painting is the preferred method ofthe Japanese.Write with a brush rather than a penJapanese ceramics are the finest in the worldand the earliest known artifacts of their culture.Heavy use of natural materials for architectureand a relationship between interior and exteriorspaces
    15. 15. Ukiyo-e“Floating world”Japanese woodblock prints The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川Landscapes, historical tales, & theatre 沖浪裏 Kanagawa- oki nami-ura?)Main artistic genre in Japan original print by HokusaiRose in the Edo cultural second half of the 17th centuryMass producable
    16. 16. Influence of BuddhaStarts in 6th & 7th centuriesHome of the earliest Pagoda and Kondō at Hōryū-ji, 8thBuddhists structures centuryStatues and icons broughtto Japan by KoreansTemplesEnku, Buddhist monksculpted 120,000 woodenstatues
    17. 17. Contemporary ArtTaikan Yokoyama Kiyoteru Kuroda
    18. 18. History of Manga