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11 February 2020Arts of Japan: Tradition and Innovation

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Arts of Japan: Tradition and Innovation Dr. Meri Arichi Tuesday 11 February 2020

This Study Day is designed to provide an introduction to the unique tradition of Japanese visual culture with a strong emphasis on decorative arts.  The sensibility to the beauty of nature and the changing seasons have inspired the craftsmen for centuries to create delicate and elegant designs, or bold and witty designs. The contemporary artists are still studying the traditional technique, but they have freedom to explore innovative designs that appeal to today’s audience. The distinctive Japanese aesthetics and symbolism seen in the arts of lacquer, ceramics, and contemporary crafts will be examined in the historical and social context.