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Japanese Art

  1. 1. Japanese Art Chris Cawley, Craig Bunting,,
  2. 2. Japanese Art <ul><li>Early Cultures: Jomon, Yayoi and Tumulus Periods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jomon – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ceramics, clay figurines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yayoi – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction of iron, pottery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tumulus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Haniwa clay figures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bordered tombs called grave guardians </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Japanese Art <ul><li>Mid-6 th to Early 8 th Century </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddhism and Chinese reached Japan in form of gifts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bronze Buddha's </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nara Period (710-784) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pagodas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddhist sculptures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings executed in bronze, painted clay and dry lacquer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Japanese Art <ul><li>Early Heian Period (884-897) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandala paintings, huge silk hangings – drawn in silver and gold, wood sculptures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Late Heian Period (897-1185) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secular painting and calligraphy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kamakura Period (1184-1333) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kamakura scroll paintings – biographies of famous evangelist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic portraits </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Japanese Art <ul><li>Murmachi Period (1338-1573) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poem paints, paintings on screens and sliding doors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Momoyama Period (1573-1614) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gigantic mural of flowering trees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early Edo Period (1615-1688) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Koetsu’s raku tea bowls –genius for design </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Japanese Art <ul><li>Later Edo Period (1688-1703) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Genre painting – popular life and festivals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Modern Period (1703 – present) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Palatial building – i.e. Tokyo’s Akasake palace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture in wood and bronze, ink painting on silk and paper. </li></ul>

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