Art of Later Japan by HvlyGaI

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									     Art of Later Japan

Ashikaga Family = Shogun (general-
            in-chief)
           1392-1568
      Common Japanese Aesthetics
1.    Love of natural materials
2.    Taste for symmetry
3.    Sense of humor (lol!)
4.    Tolerance of paradoxical/contradictory
      qualities

*paradoxical: seemingly absurd
          Muromachi Period
• Marked the ascendance of Zen Buddhism,
  peaking the Samurai’s interest.
• Overcame Pure Land Buddhism, which rose in
  the latter of the Heian Period (794-1185).
                Ink Painting
• Ink paintings transitioned from a harsh style to
  a subtle, Zen-like style during Muromachi.
• The subjects changed from Monks and
  Teachers to Chinese-style landscapes.
• Landscape painted
  by Bunsei
• Muromachi period
• mid - 15th cent.
• Ink on hanging
  scroll
• Depicts
  atmospheric
  perspective
• The white is read as water,
  illustrating the pure, lonely, and
  serene spirit of Zen-Buddhism.
• Winter Landscape by
  Sesshu
• Muromachi Period -
  1470’s
• Ink on Paper
• Traveled extensively as
  a Buddhist monk
• Literati: a style that
  marks the taste of the
  educated class in East
  Asia.
• Sesshu was NOT
  influenced by literati.
• Calligraphy Pair by
  Ikkyu
• Muromachi Period mid.
  15th century
• Ink on paper
• A very free expression
  of traditional
  calligraphy
• “Abjure evil, practice
  only the good.”
  See any
similarities?

								
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