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Lecture 34

ART HIS 42C Lecture Notes - Lecture 34: Gifu Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Woodblock Printing

Art History
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Douglas Winther

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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
Raku (Kyoto Prefecture)
Chojiro, “Omokage”, Momoyama period
Chojiro, “holding nothing”, momoyama period
Special features of raku - made with a kind of ceramic that does not crack that much
Koetsu, mount fuji., early 17th c. - artist inspired by chojiro
15 generations of continuous raku
Oribe ware (Gifu prefecture)
Square dish, early 17th c.
Different kinds of shapes
Very irregular forms, designs, shapes, etc
Why do you believe your respective art style best exemplifies Japanese art
Yoga: more realistic, depicts Japanese women as you would see them in real life,
oil used in the coloring
Nihonga: elevating brush techniques and adding depth, gradient usage of color
Why do you believe your art style is most beneficial to Japan?
Yoga: modern growth in Japan
Materials for Okakura Tenshin (Nihonga)
Mineral based material
Nihonga style of painting
Kyochika, the second army attacks port arthur, dec 1894
Woodblock print
The subject matter is war on chinese
Visual characteristics suggesting that the ppl in the background are chinese is the
pony tails of the chinese
Japanese ppl are winning, chinese seem to be disoriented
Explosions on the chinese side
Japanese figures appear larger in the art work, suggesting they are superior to the
Woodblock prints are an effective visual propaganda tool bc it can be mass
produced, boldness of colors
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