Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

ArH 319U Modern Japanese Painting

Recent scholarship in the history of modern Japanese paintings and prints, from the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods covers major themes of Japan's westernization in a new light. The issues revolve around westernization: conflict and nationalism. New art forms, the revival of traditional styles, the reclining woman theme, and the gaze of subjects will be explored. Contemporary Japanese Art will be covered with critical thinking.


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