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Lecture 32

ART HIS 42C Lecture Notes - Lecture 32: Hikaru Genji, Kofun Period, Jōmon Period


Department
Art History
Course Code
ART HIS 42C
Professor
Douglas Winther
Lecture
32

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Professor Winther Tamaki
Art history department
Art History 42 C
Japanese Art History
Course Code 21020
Discussion code 21021
4 units
No Pre-Reqs
11:00 - 11:50 MWF
Location: HG1800
Notes
Identification: name, time period
Compare: How each is made? What material? Differences? What features show which time
period in Japanese History? Which came first?
Paintings: Seated Girl and Dogu
Seated Girl - Kofun period
Dogu - Jomon period
Emaki
Meaning: picture scroll
Rare hand scroll - old but in good condition
Golden age of hand scroll comes after this period
Occurs in the Heian (794 -1185) and Kamakura (1185-1333) period
Properties:
Kinetic
Narrative
Portable
Scroll needs to be rolled up or else paper can become damaged
Genres:
Romance
Humor
Engi
Hell
Battle hagiography
Ghosts
Tale of Genji, early 12th C.
Romance
Prince genji has lots of wives
Story about all his rendezvous
Seen holding a baby for the ceremony being conducted
Not his baby however
Scandal
Contemplating about the situation, he’s done the same, having an illegitimate
baby with someone else’s wife
His own sin come back to torment him
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