ART HIS 42C Lecture Notes - Lecture 39: Acala, Kamakura Period, Heian Period
Course CodeART HIS 42C
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Professor Winther Tamaki
Art history department
Art History 42 C
Japanese Art History
Course Code 21020
Discussion code 21021
11:00 - 11:50 MWF
❖ Fudo Myoo Heian Period, 9th C.
● American museum
● The flame behind him is gone
Fudo Myoo Kamakura Period, 13th C.
● Pupils on their eye
● Very carefully painted with colors
● More realistic than the heian period
Aztec (Mexico), 1500, stone, red shell, obsidian
Head of a Guardian King, Kamakura Period, 13th C.
● Very large head
● Outside is harder to see as wood
● Covered with cloth that is dipped with lacker
● Given these wood sculptures, you can see a fancy crown with metal work
● When you give a wooden figure, that intensify the illusion of realism
Aizen Myoo, Kamakura period, 14th C. H. 4 ½
● The carver was looking at a document
● Iconography was scared
● The head is missing on the right hand
● It does have the bow and arrow and relates to god of love in india
● Private motive deity and different relationship of worship
Aizen Mandala, Late Heian Period, early 12th C.
● People pray to this god between worshipper and deity
Seated Bodhisattva, Kamakura Period 14th C. H. 14 ⅝
● Doesn’t look much like a human being
● Still looks like the wood that was carved
● Tradition associated with historical buddha
● Same wood made with ise shrine
Bodhisattva, Heian Period 12th C.
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