Japanese Art History


ARTH 2071 Survey of Japanese Art History

Course Description
Course Syllabus and Assignments
About the instructor, Helen Rindsberg
Interesting Student Writings

PPTs From Class Sessions

Course Introduction
Formal Analysis of Japanese Art
Contextual Analysis of Japanese Art
Chapter One: The Birth of Japan
Chapter Two: Imperial Models
Chapter Two: Early Buddhism
Chapter Two: Hakuho and Nara Periods
Chapter Three: Capital of Peace and Tranquility
Chapter Three: Heian Painting & Sculpture
Chapter Three: Heian Buddhism
Chapter Three: Raigo Painting and Shinto Shrines
Chapter Four: Changing of the Guard
Chapter Four: Kei Sculpture & Kamakura Painting
Chapter Four: Buddhism & Zen
Chapter Five: Splendor Regained
Chapter Five: Momoyama Painting
Chapter Five: The Tea Ceremony
Chapter Six: Pax Tokugawa
Chapter Six: Edo Print Artists
Chapter Six: Kabuki and Decorative Arts
Chapter Six: Edo Sculpture & Painting
Chapter Six: Kimonos and Textiles
Chapter Seven: Forging A New Identity
Chapter Seven: Modern and Contemporary Art

Test Reviews

Test Review # 1
Test Review # 2
Test Review # 3

Museum Web Sites for Research

Google Art Project
Japan Fact Sheets
Adachi Museum of Art
The Asia Society
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Freer and Sackler Gallery
Kimbell Art Museum
Kyoto National Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Museum of Japanese History
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Tokyo National Museum
Tokugawa Art Museum
Walters Art Museum
Worcester Art Museum
Yale University Gallery

Web Exhibits and Other Resources

Resources for Your Research Paper
Japanese Art Exhibitions and Creative Web Resources
Early Japanese Art
Asuka, Nara and Heian Periods
Kamakura, Muromachi, and Momoyama Period
Edo and Meiji Periods
Taisho, Showa and Heisei
Architecture and Sacred Sites
Calligraphy, Kanji and Kana
Matsuri - Festivals
Religion and Mythology
Tea Ceremony
Theater - Bunraku, Kabuki and No