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ARTH 282 Unit 1 Study Guide

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ARTH 282 Unit 1 Study Guide ARTH 282

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This study guide contains the Study Questions that were in the Powerpoints for the unit on Asian Art.
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Kennedy Ghibellini on Tuesday September 13, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to ARTH 282 at Northern Illinois University taught by Ann Van DiJk in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views.


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Date Created: 09/13/16
Unit 1:  ASIAN ART Study Questions  Woodblock Prints (Ukiyo­e) of the Edo Period  Five major cultural developments?  Peace  “alternate attendance” policy (required to live in Edo for 6 months of the year)  Growth of urban centers/castle town and a rise in population  Rise of the merchant class  Information boom and printing/printed materials  Pop Culture   Kabuki Theater and pleasure quarters develop  Majority of the subjects for art in this period are Kabuki actors.  What were the ‘steps’ in the process of Ukiyo­e (the “Ukiyo­e Quartet”)?  Sketch  carve  pigmentation/print  publisher  What are the pictorial (compositional) conventions?  Expression in body language (twisted).  Slight eroticism (showing leg, foot, back of neck)  Architecture framing characters  Blown away roof (to allow viewer to “look in” on a scene)  Development of landscape subject prints  Illusion of pictorial space  Hokusai, Thirty­Six Views of Mount Fuji  Hiroshige, 53 Stations of the Tokaido  One Hundred Famous Views of Edo  Chinese Landscape Painting th th  Northern and Southern Song Dynasties (10 ­13  centuries)  Appreciation for brushstrokes—mastery, beauty, descriptive power, energy, character,  expressive qualities  Atmospheric perspective rather than linear perspective  Conceptual approach to composition—focus on idea over optical realism  Tension between sense of flat surface and illusion of 3D form  Ink paintings roots in literary arts/senarios  What are some of the Confucian scholar­gentleman’s intellectual passtimes?  Poetry, painting, calligraphy (means of self expression)  Six Principles  Creativity “spirit resonance” “chi”  Structural use of brush  Proper representation of objects  Coloration of represented objects  Good composition  Transmission of old masters by copying them (to pick up their styles)  Landscape paintings can have associations with:  Writing / calligraphy / poetry / intellectual expression  Philosophical themes:  Confucian Ideals  Daoist Ideals (becoming one with the universe)  Meditative practices of Zen Buddhism Northern Song Southern Song  Monumental  “one corner” small scale of nature  Larger scale dimensions  Smaller dimensions  Hanging scroll format  Album leaf or handscroll format  Aerial perspective with straight   Aerial perspective with straight  view view  Viewer experiences omniscience  Viewer contemplates void  Composition describes grandeur   Composition describes  and minute details of nature lyrical/poetic, fleeting moment in  nature  Perspective in Japanese Illustrated Narrative Handscrolls  Tale of Genji   Heian Period  Heian is old name for Kyoto  1  literary works are poems  Time when rulers stopped missions to China because the Tang Dynasty was collapsing  Waka  traditional Japanese poems  Sprawling estates/mansions with gardens (very open)  Able to see nature always  Respect and interest in poetry (inspired by nature)  Difference between monoscenic and continuous narrative illustrations.


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