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ART HIS 42C Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Meiji Period, Edo Period, Modern Art

Art History
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Douglas Winther

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Austin Maldanado
Professor Winther Tamaki
Art History 42 C
Images 8 - 13
Image 8
Name: Incense Burner
Artist’s name: Suzuki Chokichi
Material: Bronze
Time period- Meiji (1868-1912) or known as Meiji Bronze
Includes a number of motifs from chinese and japanese legends
Low relief ornament to produce a rich and exotic effect designated to appeal to foreign
Presented at the worlds fair
The centennial exposition in Philadelphia
This was because Japan was emerging on the world stage
Japan forced to be open to trade by other countries, specifically united states military,
civil war broke out and the shogunate lost ending the edo period, japan modernized and
emerged onto the world stage
Japan’s art was highly praised and was used as their trading good, they had a lack of
modern industrial production
Terms to know:
Worlds fairs
Kiritsu kosho kaisha
Image 9
Name: Vase
Artist’s Name: No Name, nothing is known of the maker of this”
Material: Bronze
Time Period: Meiji
Open, pictorial style of decoration suggests a date towards the end of the Meiji Era when
craftsmen in several different media broke away from the elaborate pattern-making that
characterized the 1890s and succeeded in creating pieces that emulated the effects of ink-
Image 10:
Name: Figure 4 in the Free Library of Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Centennial: America
Salutes Japan
Artist’s Name: not identified
Material: Bronze
Time Period: Meiji
This was featured at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
Part of the japanese exhibit in the main building here
Image 11
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