ARTH 282 Week 1 Lecture 1 Notes
ARTH 282 Week 1 Lecture 1 Notes ARTH 282
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ASIAN ART th th Edo Period early modern period (17 19 centuries) Wood Block Prints (Ukiyoe) of the Edo Period STUDY QUESTION 1: 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 rise in population rise of the merchant class information boom & printing/printed materials Pop Culture Kabuki theaters & pleasure quarters develop In Medieval Japan: Buddhist expression for “this world of pain”/ “this fleeting, transient world” / “ this world where all is mere illusion” “THE FLOATING WORLD” Majority of subjects for pictures of the floating world are of Kabuki actors “Ukiyoe Quartet” Woodblocks relief carvings sketch carve pigmentation/print publisher all 4 work closely together also calligraphy experts Registration key (“L” shaped divot) tells the printer how to place the paper and colors Broquade prints Basic print key print Tale of Gengi Handscrolls Faces not individualized much; sort of dolllike Storytelling illustration STUDY QUESTION 2: pictorial (compositional) conventions? Expression in body language (twisted) Slight eroticism (pulling dresses slightly, showing leg) Architecture framing characters NOTE: Irises and crickets tell of early autumn CULTURAL CONTEXT Earliest prints purely monochromatic Hand colored Geisha entertainers (dancers, artists, musicians) Painted faces, elaborate kimono Actor prints (usually older men) “big head” prints close up of faces/heads Realism or sarcasm? Government censorship of courtesan’s names as identification in artwork Kuniyashi dealt with severe censorship Surimono privately commissioned print Hokusai created landscape prints Ghosts STUDYQUESTION 3: why not total adoption of linear perspective?
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