This course surveys Japanese visual arts from prehistory to the twentieth century. Lectures are chronologically arranged under thematic headings of: religion and politics, cross-cultural influences and urban arts. We will be looking at a diverse range of materials including painting, sculptures, prints, textiles and ceramics. The aim is to establish a solid critical foundation of Japanese art history.
“The materials covered are very interesting.”
“This course is very organized and highly structured in a way that it is made clear for students what is expected, and how to fulfill these expectations.”
“Clear course arrangement, acceptable workload.”
“The content was interesting and eye-opening; I’ve enjoyed all the topics we covered.”
“Great coverage of materials and art works on the art of Japan.”