Japanese Art Essays
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While it is well known that Japanese art has been an influential factor in European artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Frank Floyd Wright, it is also true that this influence worked in reverse. European influence plays a role in Japanese art in a variety of ways. In 1868 Meiji Resoration many Japanese artists began to study techniques and themes of European art. A coined term to European influence on Japanese art is ‘wakon yosai’, this phrase is meant to...
Japanese anime in today’s time is known and watched by many people worldwide. However, this wasn’t always the case. Japanese anime was once only popular in Japan. Some people may think that the reason for its popularity is that countries like the United States of America are showing interest in it. Although that may be somewhat true, the real reason for Japanese Anime’s growth is because of its originality and how different it is. The topics that will be discussed...
Shunga (æ¥ç») is a genre of Japanese erotica art, often in the form of woodblock prints or illustrations, and directly translates as 'pictures of spring' - a euphemism for sex. Shunga reached its peak, of both popularity and accessibility during the Edo period, between 1603 and 1867, due to the wood block printing techniques that allowed a mass production style of distribution. In this essay I will be focusing on this period for my analysis due to the abundance of...