Ancient Japanese Art and Art History

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<ul><li><p>GuideToArtHistory</p><p>FamousArtistsArtStylesandPeriodsArtMediumsAncientArt</p><p>IntroductiontoAncientJapaneseArtByArtHistory.net</p><p>ArtinJapancanbetracedbacktothetenthcenturyB.C.TheearliestpeoplestosettleontheJapaneseislandscreatedartinvariousforms.Japanesearthasbeenheavilyinfluencedoverthecenturiesbywarinvadersintroducednewartistictechniquesandstyles.Historically,theJapanesealsoborrowedheavilyfromtheChinese.However,asJapaneseartevolved,itdevelopeditsownstylesandtraditions.Japaneseartcoversabroadspectrumwithmediumsandtypesthatincludepainting,origami,woodblockprints,literature,pottery,sculpture,calligraphy,architecture,andmanga.</p><p>TheearliestJapanesepeoplecreatedstatuettesandpotteryvessels.By350B.C.,newimmigrantshadarrivedbringingtheirknowledgeofwheelthrownandkilnfiredceramics.Today,Japanesepotteryisamongtheworld'sfinest.TheintroductionofBuddhismtotheislandsofJapanbroughtwithitnewartformsthattheJapaneserefinedsuchasbronzecasting.TheJapanesealsoconstructedsingularworksofarchitecturesomeofthenation'soldestBuddhisttemples,forexample,stillexist.</p><p>ThoughelaborateandstylizedformsofarchitectureareacornerstoneofJapaneseart,paintingwasalsoimportanttotheJapanesesincethelateHeianperiodaroundtheyear1000A.D.ArtistspaintedhandscrollsandpanelstoreflectstoriessuchastheTaleofGenji.Paintingstylesoftenchangedasrulinggroupschanged.LiketheChinese,manyJapanesepaintingsalsoreflectcalligraphyaspartofthedesign.Landscapes,portraits,andscenesoflifearetraditionalsubjectsassociatedwithJapanesepainting.</p><p>TheJapanesealsohaverichtraditionofperformanceart.Music,theatre,anddanceareintegralpartsoftheJapaneseartworld.Manyoldformsoftheseperformanceartstyleshavesurvivedtothepresent.ForinstanceKabukiTheatreisstillacelebratedartformthatattractsvisitorsworldwidetoJapan.Folkdancesandtraditionalmusicisalsoperformedthroughoutthecountry.Drums,gongs,flutes,andstringedinstrumentsarehallmarksoftraditionalJapanesemusic.</p><p>WhilevariousperiodsofJapanesehistoryarefamousfortheirparticularartstylesandcontributionstothedevelopmentofJapaneseartandaesthetics,theEdoperiodisparticularlywellknownforitsUkiyoewoodblockprintsandartofthePleasureQuartersofKyotothatcelebratedthecourtesansofthe"floatingworld."ManyoftheseworksarehousedinthefinestmuseumsaroundtheworldaswellasinJapan.</p></li><li><p>ManyofJapan'smostancientsurvivingworksthatincludepainting,lacquerware,ceramics,pottery,sculpture,andotherartformscanbeviewedassuchhistoricmuseum'sasthenation'sNaraMuseum,theTokyonationalMuseum,andtheKyotoNationalMuseum.</p><p>SeeAlso:JapaneseGarden</p><p>Home|About|Sitemap|Contact|PrivacyPolicy|Disclaimer|LinksCopyright20132014BitterSoupLLCAllRightsReserved.</p></li></ul>