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ARTH 186
Japanese Painting and Prints
Spring

The Tale of Genji and Heian court paintings, writing, and poetry are studied as they reveal the persistence of tradition and the development of an aesthetic that prevails in Japan’s visual arts. Ukiyo-e, woodblock prints of the Floating World, that reflected the popular tastes of Edo’s merchants, and stood in stark contrast to the refined tastes of the court, are studied in depth, together with contemporary literary works such as the samurai drama, Chushingura. Pureland Buddhism and Shinto are studied in order to understand the spiritual significance of Japanese aesthetic expression.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Mary-Ann Milford/Staff

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: ARTH 188

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Historical Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Create, Innovate & Experiment, Critical Analysis, International Perspectives

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Last Updated: 6/23/17