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Lecture 33

ART HIS 42C Lecture Notes - Lecture 33: Handscroll, Stoneware, Kofun


Department
Art History
Course Code
ART HIS 42C
Professor
Douglas Winther
Lecture
33

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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
11:00 - 11:50 MWF
No Pre-Reqs
Location: HG1800
Notes
Format Worksheet: Hand scroll
Identify the work and provide a brief background
Emakimono hand scroll
Describe the properties of the hand scroll
Paper made from the bark of a ____ tree
How does the viewer engage with the hand scrolls
Intimate story telling - control of your pace of reading the scroll etc, don’t roll
entire scroll out, portable, held in the right hand, opened to the left (opposite of
our culture)
How does the format impact the nature of the work’s content or meaning
Would like the work’s meaning change if it was on hanging scroll
Vertical (hanging) vs horizontal (hand)
Chinzo
Portrait of a monk
Can be painted or sculpted
Emphasis on the individual - preserves and expresses special characteristics of the subject
Like an effigy
Writing Assignment due May 24th
Commission a work of momoyama pottery, edo lacquer or meiji bronze
Momoyama pottery - april 26th lecture
Edo lacquer - may 1st lecture
Meiji bronze - may 10 lecture
Length - 4 pages double spaced
Momoyama Pottery
Wabi
3 basic categories
Earthenware
Stoneware
Porcelain
Difference between these 3 materials of clay - the temperatures at which they are formed
Low temperature of firing - earthenware, Jomon and Kofun
Higher temperature of firing - stoneware, kofun, becomes much harder, glassy surface
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