Japanese Art & Modern Culture: Japan’s Influences on Western Art

Helan Culture, Buddhism, Shinto Arts, Samurai Culture, Bushido, Japanase Tea houses, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Bauhaus, Kimono, Rinpa, Ukiyo-e, Edo era, Manga, Hyper-Japan

Date/time:
11 October – 29 November 2018
Thursdays 10.45am - 12.45pm
Venue:
The University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, London W1K 1DB
Lecturer:
Suzanne Perrin
Fees:
Full course (8 lectures) £399.00
Single session £59.00
(includes morning coffee, tea and biscuits)

Book your place now on Japanese Art & Modern Culture: Japan’s Influences on Western Art

“Very interesting through lecturer’s specialist insider knowledge.”

The aim of this course is to provide a contextual background to Japan’s traditional arts and crafts and to show how they have influenced Western art and developed into contemporary culture in various fields, including architecture and design, painting and printmaking, textiles, fashion and social youth culture.

Shunsho-poetess
Kinkaku-ji Temple, Japan Nihomma

Course outline

11
Oct
2018
The Art of the Court: palaces, temples & shrines

Heian Culture, Buddhism and Shinto Arts
Festivals and observances.

18
Oct
2018
Samurai Culture: martial arts & fine arts

Medieval society, Bushido, swords, painting & calligraphy
The artisan class, crafts & innovations.

25
Oct
2018
Architecture & Gardens: villas, tea houses & modern Style

Japanese space & contemporary tea houses
Influences on Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Bauhaus

01
Nov
2018
Costume & Textiles: development of kimono

Theatre costumes, Crafting the Kimono
Modern day Kimono style

08
Nov
2018
Woodblock Prints & Painting

Rinpa, Ukiyo-e and Genre works
Popular arts in the Edo era

15
Nov
2018
Japanese Art, Japonism & Modernism

Japanese influences on Western art
Impressionism, Fauvism, Modernism and beyond

22
Nov
2018
Japan’s Post-Modernist Style

Fashion, Film, Manga, and Cosplay
The new culture of “Hyper-Japan”

29
Nov
2018
Visit to the Toshiba Gallery at the V&A Museum

The collection includes traditional and contemporary works