Artistic Styles of Japan Essay by Master Researcher

Artistic Styles of Japan
An analysis of the various artistic print making traditions and styles of Japan, focusing on woodblock printing.
# 88472 | 2,250 words | 8 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Art (History) , Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Art (Other Mediums)

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This paper analyzes the historical background to the origins of Ukiyo-E woodblock printing in Japan. The paper discusses the tradition of woodblock printing and its significance in Japanese culture, particularly how the tradition was the dominant force among the arts within the merchant class, and slowly, over the centuries, rose to prominence within the higher classes of feudal Japanese society.

From the Paper:

"Cultural Studies: Analyzing the Various Artistic Print Making Traditions and Styles of Japan Table of Contents I.Introduction II.Understanding the Origins of the Popular Ukiyo-E Style of Japanese Print Making in the Article: "Ukiyo-E" by John Florillo III.The Relevant History and Development of Ukiyo-E Japanese Prints in the Article: "The Floating World Ukiyo-E" by The Library of Congress IV.Revealing the Stages of Creating Japanese Prints in the Article: "Japanese Prints" by Artelino. V.The Social and National Heritage of Japanese Print Making in the Article: "Japanese Woodblock Prints" by VI.Conclusion. I.Introduction This cultural study of Japan will focus on the artistic development of the woodblock print traditions. By researching the methods and artistic process in which these prints are made, one can realize the historical significance of the woodblock tradition over the centuries."

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