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5731018Aesthetics and Art History (Special Lectures)


Numbering Code
  • G-LET09 65731 LJ34
Term 2020/First semester
Number of Credits 2 credits
Course Type special lecture
Target Student Graduate
Language Japanese
Day/Period Wed.5
  • Graduate School of Letters, Associate Professor TSUTSUI Tadahito
Outline and Purpose of the Course We will take up distinctive painters from the Edo period (1603-1868) and also study their real images. We will aim to inspect the lives and works of each artist, deepen our understanding of the divergence between previous research trends and reality, and reconstruct the image of the painters.
Course Goals Improve understanding of the history of painting in the Edo period based on previous research, and use this knowledge as a foothold for future study.
Schedule and Contents In the first semester, we study the works of the late Edo painters Ito Jakuchu and Soga Shohaku, while also examining their biographies and works. The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of weeks dedicated to each topic. The lecture order and progress are not set in stone, but will be determined by the lecturer depending on student background and comprehension.
1 Introduction and the Kyoto Artists' World in the Late Edo Period (1-2 weeks)
2 The Life and Works of Ito Jakuchu (5-6 weeks)
3 The Life and Works of Soga Shohaku (5-6 weeks)
4 Summary (1 week)
*Feedback methods will be explained in class.
Grading Policy Assessment of final reports. Reports will be assessed based on the level of achievement regarding the learning goals. Those who show original discoveries will be given high marks.
Prerequisites None
Preparation and Review Each student should view the exhibits and other items introduced in class on their own, and take opportunities to come in contact with original works.
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  • Will be presented in class