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This course studies ukiyo-e, Art of the Floating World, which was produced in Japan from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century.
This course introduces the history of visual art produced in Japan during the Edo and early Meiji periods. Its primary focus is on the genre of ukiyo-e, made famous by the exquisite multi-coloured woodblock prints which were produced in great numbers. These were hugely popular not just in Edo period Japan, but in the 19th century in the West also, and are found in collections all over the world.
1. An understanding of the key phases and styles of ukiyo-e pictorial language, from its beginnings in the early 1600s, to the late 19th century.2. An understanding of the subjects and pictorial devices of ukiyo-e. 3. An understanding of the institutions and systems in which ukiyo-e objects were made, sold, and used.4. An understanding of the historical development of print-making in Japan, from the early 1600s to the late 19th century.5. An understanding of the key methodological debates that have shaped the study of ukiyo-e. Transferable skills1. Ability to identify subject, approximate date, artist, and medium of ukiyo-e pictures.2. Ability to produce a report to a level expected at a public art institution describing an ukiyo-e art object. 3. Developed independent research skills.4. Advanced written communication skills. 5. Ability to work in a team in identifying ukiyo-e pictorial objects.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Any 30 points at 200 level from ARTH, orany 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA orfrom the BFA.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.
Domestic fee $1,570.00
International fee $7,000.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts