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ART HISTORY: FROM MOUNT FUJI TO GIVERNY: JAPANESE ART HISTORY AND EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONISM
January 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am$200 – $220
FROM MOUNT FUJI TO GIVERNY: JAPANESE ART HISTORY AND EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONISM
This course covers the art history of Japan from ancient times as well as the inspirational role that Japanese art history played in the works of European Impressionists and Post-Impressionists like Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The unique art of the tea ceremony and the traditions of Japanese gardens will also be considered. From the flamboyant castles of the shoguns to the quiet forest cottages of tea masters, Japanese art is full of contrasts. Folding screens with images of bamboo forests and tigers will be included, as will tranquil paintings of pine forests and dancing cranes. The ukiyo-e woodblock prints will be examined both within their own culture and as an inspiration to artists like Monet, who designed his beloved gardens at Giverny along Japanese principles, and van Gogh, who said, “All my work is based to some extent on Japanese art.”
Classes meet January 7 – March 11 Register by Dec 31
Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
#WT01 $220 (Museum members $200)