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Japanese aesthetics

  1. 1. Japanese Aesthetics
  2. 2. Background • Art forms and aesthetic ideas developed from self-isolation • Traditional Japanese art and Aesthetics were affected by Chinese, Buddhism and the West • Art – “Katachi” – “form and design” • Art is synonymous with living, functional purpose, and spiritual simplicity
  3. 3. • Value of harmony in all things • Nature-based and concerned with the beauty of studied simplicity and harmony with nature
  4. 4. Wabi-Sabi • beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete;
  5. 5. Miyabi • elegance, refinement and courtliness • elimination of anything vulgar or unsightly
  6. 6. Shibui • simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty
  7. 7. Iki • Originality or uniqueness
  8. 8. Jo-ha-kyu • Tempo that starts slowly, accelerate and end suddenly
  9. 9. Yugen • Mysterious • Concealment
  10. 10. Geido • Discipline and ethics
  11. 11. Enso • absolution, enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe and the void • represented by a form of minimalism
  12. 12. Kawaii • Cute
  13. 13. Sources • http://art.unt.edu/ntieva/download/teaching/Curr_resource s/mutli_culture/Japan/Aesthetics/Japanese%20Aesthetics_ Wabi-Sabi_Tea%20Ceremony.pdf • http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2009/09 /exposing-ourselves-to-traditional-japanese-aestheticideas-notions-that-may-seem-quite-foreign-to-most-of-usis-a-goo.html • http://coolinsights.blogspot.com/2012/12/9-elements-ofjapanese-aesthetics.html • http://www.japan-talk.com/jt/new/9-principles-ofJapanese-art-and-culture

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