Weekly Paper #6

Weekly Paper#6 - another is a large frog sitting in a plantain leaf mandorla imitating the Buddha in meditation Another interesting art style are

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Nicole Leung Lee INTL 10 August 3, 2010 Weekly Paper #6 In the last lecture, we learned about a set of paintings by Toba Sojo. These ink monochrome handscrolls called Choju Jimbutsu Giga or Caricatures of Animals and People. These scrolls are from Kozan-ji, Kyoto, Japan and dated to around the late twelfth century. These paintings depict important people as animals: deities are shown as frogs, priests represented as monkeys, and nobles are portrayed as rabbits. According to the textbook, the behaviors of the creatures in the pictures are less than honorable and probably based on the view of a criticizing perspective. These drawing practice the otoko-e style where the forms are intentionally distorted by bitter observations. In one scene are rabbits diving into the water with monkeys and deers. In
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Unformatted text preview: another is a large frog sitting in a plantain leaf mandorla , imitating the Buddha in meditation. Another interesting art style are the woodblock prints. Examples of these are Hokusai’s “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” and Ando Hiroshige’s “Rain Shower at Ohashi Bridge”. These prints were made in Japan in the Edo period. Ukiyo-e or another name for the woodblock prints meant “pictures of the floating world”. They often depict scenery and landscapes. Hokusai usually painted dramatic and capitalizing landscapes while Hiroshige usually painted very naturalistic and slightly westernized landscapes. These different styles of art were prominent in Japan and very popular....
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course INTL 10 taught by Professor Lee during the Summer '10 term at DeAnza College.

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Weekly Paper#6 - another is a large frog sitting in a plantain leaf mandorla imitating the Buddha in meditation Another interesting art style are

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