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List of Works and Terms (tentative) Oba AD265, Winter 2008 LATE HEIAN PERIOD (1086-1185) insei (government by cloistered ex-emperors) --new system—once emperor retired, still influence gov’t “behind the scene”, still live luxurious life Shaka Nyorai , c. 1100-1185. Hanging scroll color on silk. Jingoji, Kyoto. [180] kirikane --historical Buddha; looks more feminine-rich clothing and gold flanking around him ( kirikane=cut gold; technique using pieces) very colorful image, overall very flat image; not much attempt @ volumne -less Chinese, more Japanese style (decorative, less realistic, flat, more color) Emakimono (picture scroll, or hand scroll) Very long, horizontal image; long and continuous, also can have text sections (text, image, text, image, ect.) Opened and read from right--left Genji Monogatari Emaki (scroll of the Tale of Genji), c. 1100-1150. Ink and color on paper. Written around mid. Heian period, completed in c. 1100 (picture scroll made later/original pure text) Tale is known as the first great novel in the literature of the world -about modern life, romance w/lots of affairs-written in poetic/lyric manner -don’t know character’s real names, only nicknames Murasaki Shikibu —woman author, don’t know her real name, worked for emp’s wife. Shikibu—purple, also name of main character Hikaru Genji— man, most main character in Tale, affairs surround him Ceremony of acknowledgement from the Kashiwagi chapter. [140] -shows one of many wives with baby-the moment he realizes it isn’t his -clear compositional diagonal lines, very asymmetrical -empty space and diagonal lines tell us something is wrong, instability & unsettling-visual devices convey fukinuke yatai (blown-off roof) looking from above into architecture karma what happens to you when you do something (cause v. effect) *this is a main theme of story-stories are telling what happened to Genji because of his actions (affairs) Genji meets dying Lady Murasaki from the Minori chapter. [141] mono no aware pathos of things (emotion, evoking pity/sad) Japanese see the beauty in this term/the changing quality of things (impermanence) onna-e women’s pictures (more paint than line, no actions or facial expressions really, quiet and decorative)
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AD 265 taught by Professor Oba during the Winter '08 term at N. Michigan.

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