Week 7 Notes: Lecture 13
Week 7 Notes: Lecture 13 ARH 209
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ARH209 History ofJapanese Art Lecture 13 November 10 2015 The Aesthetics of Chic Rinpa Edo Period 1 Cultural Changes Edo Period 16151868 begins Poitical power still belongs to the warrior class but commoners townspeople are gaining power constant warfare instability and turmoil led into the changes in political power Tokugawa Ieyasu is appointed as shogun 1603 establishment of Bakufu tent government in Edo present day Tokyo Tokugawa Hidetada inherits the position of shogun 1605 Tokugawa defeats the last of the Toyotomi clan 1615 Tokugawa Policies Rebuilding infrastructure making warrior lords responsible Alternate Attendance meaning retired lord can go back to his homeland but his family is forced to stay in the capital financially weakens lords allowing for the Tokugawa family to have the most power Convincing regional warrior lords to live in the city to form concentrated power Warriors as bureaucrats salary paid in rice Gaining control over Buddhist monasteries by forcing people to be loyal to one temple quotclosed country sakoku policy to ban international trade except the Chinese and Dutch and isolate Japan from foreign religions Social Hierarchy becomes strict again so people could no longer gain social status if they were lower on the hierarchy deally Samurai 9 Peasants 9 Artisans 9 Merchants SPAM Economically Merchants 9 Samurai 9 Artisans 9 Peasants merchants controlled prices so they were able to gain control over the samurai class artisans were valued by merchants and got special treatment over the peasants Rinpa Rinpa Rin school comes from the name Ogata Korin 16581716 Started by Hon ami Koetsu 15581637 and Tawaraya Sotatsu act c 1600 c 1640 but after they died Ogata Korin revived rinpa Hon ami Koetsu s family belonged to the Ami school known for sword polishing but Koetsu was also a painter calligrapher and potter and owned his own shop Korin loved Sotatsu s style so be began to imitate it including tarashikomu quotin dripping and mokkotsu boneless techniques he also loved literature and Koetsu s use of poems within paintings ndripping is the use of twotoned inks to create texture and a 3dimensional effect Boneless means the artist does not use outlines Rinpa Design thought to be the first branding effort in Japan done by Korin Crane Scroll with Poems from the ThirtySix Poetic Immortals Edo 1 Exam Slides pg 2 Underdrawing done by Sotatsu and calligraphy done by Koetsu Poems don t necessarily match the imagery but this piece is revered for its composition Starts off with a sand bar and stylizedflat painted cranes flying away evolves into the cranes changing directions two times on their journey then the cranes perch at the end Caligraphy is written in a similar style to how the cranes are painted mimics the sound the cranes look to be making Wind and Thunder Gods by Sotatsu Edo 1 Exam Slides pg 5 Two 2panel folding screens Wind god left and thunder god right are Buddhist motifs they are fearful but also beneficial because both of them also create rain Wind and Thunder Gods by Korin Edo 1 Exam Slides pg 6 mitation of Sotatsu s folding screens Similar in composition and positioning of the gods Different in that the gods are painted at the same level they look to be riding dark clouds there is more of a sense of movement and speed and the faces are different eyes are pointed at each other rather than the viewer making it feel like more of a friendly or comical story rises at Eight Bridges from the Tales of Ise Painted by Korin Depicts 3 courtiers eating a meal at the location of the Eight Bridges Painting style distantly relates to the Tale of Genji Taes of se a story that is fairly similar to the Tale of Genji the painting depicts a portion of this story where courtiers are traveling and stop by a field of irises to eat lunch and their attendants ask them to write a poem about the irises Poem I have a dear wife familiar to me as skirts of a wellworn robe and thus these distant travels darken my heart with sorrow Poem is wellplanned because the first few Japanese letters from each line spells out iris rises and Bridge Two sixpanel folding screens painted by Korin Creates a natural 3dimensional effect when screen is folded to stand up due to the careful placement of the iris bunches The bridge is a clue to the viewer that the painting alludes to Tales of se Irises Edo 1 Exam Slides pg 3 Two sixpanel folding screens painted by Korin Painted in the same style and references the same literature as quotrises and Bridge to create a 3 dimensional effect but there is no bridge Writing Box with ris and Bridge Motif Edo 1 Exam Slides pg 4 Black and gold lacquer painting on a writing box again referencing Tales of se Example of quotRinpa Design or quotKorin Design since it is a useable product and not just a painting Kosode Robe Design with quotKorin Iris Motifs Example of how Korin branded himself and coined a style that spread throughout Japan Photos of these pieces have been posted in the Exam Slides 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