Essay 1 final - Name Pao-Yuan Tso SID 19185396 Section 104 Japanese Art From Hokusai to Kawaii Hanging on my grandmothers dining room wall Hokusai

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Name: Pao-Yuan Tso SID: 19185396 Section: 104 Japanese Art: From Hokusai to Kawaii Hanging on my grandmother’s dining room wall, Hokusai Katsushika’s “The Great Wave” painting had always been the image with which I associate Japanese art. It was the first piece of Japanese art that I had ever seen. Such a prominent painting is, without a doubt, bitterly scenic, specifically emphasizing nature’s power and domination over humans. Even though “The Great Wave,” with its solid contrasting colors, is captivating, I never really admired, or appreciated, it, being that I could not make any deep connections between the eminent masterpiece and myself. For that reason, I wondered what exactly “art” meant to me since the definition is so obscure. Is art merely a creation skilfully expressed onto a sheet of paper or perhaps a slab of rock? Or could it be absolutely anything that appeals to us, ranging from the abstract logo on my school sweater to the hip hop dance routine broadcasted on television? Exposure to different aspects of Japanese culture allowed me to increase my repertoire of artistic forms and develop a profound relationship with Japanese visual culture. I first discovered my interest in Japanese visual culture in primary school. At that time, Pokémon was very popular to children within my age group, given that it was not only televised as cartoon, but also printed on cards. Students would literally gather together during
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/19/2009 for the course HISTORY 35 taught by Professor Levine,g during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

Page1 / 3

Essay 1 final - Name Pao-Yuan Tso SID 19185396 Section 104 Japanese Art From Hokusai to Kawaii Hanging on my grandmothers dining room wall Hokusai

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online