Asian_art_hum_paper_1,_spring_2010 - Asian Art Hum Writing...

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Asian Art Hum Writing Assignment #1 Due: Wed, Feb. 24, 2010 In this assignment, you have a choice of comparing Korean or Japanese ceramics to Chinese ceramics, or comparing two types of Chinese sculpture. All objects are located on the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art . (The museum is closed on Mondays ; open 9:30am-9:00pm on Fri and Sat; 9:30am-5:30pm the other days.) This is a purely visual exercise; no research is necessary. Please be sure, however, to cite sources if you do choose to make reference to them. Make sure as well to look at the objects “in person” at the Met; using online images is insufficient. Write no more than 4 double-spaced pages on ONE of the following three topics: 1 . Bottle 27.119.6 (in Arts of Korea gallery) Korea, Koryo dynasty, 13 th -14 th c. Stoneware with stamped and inlaid design of chrysanthemums and lotus petals under celadon glaze BottleVase 1991.253.14 (in Song ceramic cases, on second-floor balcony) China, Song dynasty Porcelain with ivory white glaze ( Ding -type ware) Note: the chip on the base is later damage—not original to the design. The formative influence of Song dynasty ceramics on Korean ceramics of the Koryo dynasty is manifested in the Koryo adoption of the celadon glaze technique and certain Chinese vessel shapes and decorative motifs. In the most fruitful forms of cultural transmission, imitation and transformation go hand in hand. The aim of this comparison is to articulate the ways in which Koryo potters adapted foreign models to their own use by contrasting the shape, glaze and decor of a Korean bottle with that of a Longquan vase. What are the “borrowed” elements on the Koryo celadon, yet what makes it uniquely Korean? Has the Korean potter remained true to the spirit of the Chinese
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course ENG W2018 taught by Professor Niccolas during the Spring '10 term at Columbia.

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