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ARTH 188
Early Japanese Art
Fall

Shinto art and architecture is studied with a focus on the shrines at Ise and Izumo. In contrast early Chinese style Buddhist temples of Nara and Kyoto, and later Shingon temples of the Heian period are studied. The introduction from China of Ch’an Buddhism, known as Zen Buddhism in Japan, had a profound effect upon the aesthetic tastes of the court, and especially on ink paintings, raku ceramics, gardens, and the highly ritualized Cha-no-yu, tea ceremony. Shinto and Zen Buddhism are studied in order to understand the spiritual foundations of Japanese aesthetic expression.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Mary-Ann Milford/ Staff

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: ARTH 186

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