Chapter4AH - Alex Yang Churley AP Art History 2 September...

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Alex Yang Churley AP Art History 2 September 2010 Chapter 11: Japanese Art Before 1392 I. Prehistoric Japan A. From Paleolithic to Neolithic 1. 30,000 years ago 2. Stone Tools and ceramics II. Jomon Period A. Defining Characteristics 1. c. 12,000-300 BCE 2. Cord marked patterns found on pottery 3. Primarily hunting gathering society using stone tools and weapons; some agriculture 4. Lived in small communities B. Jomon Art 5. Jomon Ceramics a. Pots with pointed bottoms, 1. Planted into earth and used for cooking b. Pots with straight sides and flat bottoms 1. Became the norm c. Middle Jomon pottery made full use of the tactile quality of clay, bending, and twisting it as well as incising and applying designs 1. Made for aesthetics with no meaning 2. Geometric and asymmetrical shapes 6. Created dogu, small human figures fashioned from Clay a. Never realistic b. Fashioned into distorted shapes c. Large faces, small arms and hands d. Believed to be effigies, figures representing the owner or someone else
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Chapter4AH - Alex Yang Churley AP Art History 2 September...

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