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Japan & Ukiyo-e Quiz
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Under the Wave Off Kanagawa is just one ukiyo-e print in a series of prints by Hokusai called:
36 Views of Mount Fuji
Under the Wave Off Kanagawa (1930-33) by Hokusai - The focal point of this painting, nestled under the wave in the distance is ___________, which is considered sacred among followers of Shintoism, Buddhism, and other belief system in Japan.
__________ was a prominent ukiyo-e artists of Edo Japan. He was born in the 18th century just outside modern-day Tokyo. He was fascinated by the movement of water and explored this subject in his art on many occasions throughout his career.
______________ is a term that describes the mass produced woodblock prints of Edo Japan. They are notable for their distillation of forms, emphasis on the pure color, and depictions of heonistic city life. This was not "high art" but rather images that were available to the growing middle class for about the cost of a bowl of noodle soup.
Ukiyo-e is associated with the term __________, which describes the ephemerality of the fads and fashions of Edo Japan.
Nude Child (1890-91) - Ukiyo-e prints were collected and admired by many, including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and _________________, who painted the Nude Child.
Evidence of Western influence includes the use of linear perspective, a low horizon line, and the appearance of __________, a synthetic pigment very new to Japan.
How many of Hokusai's Mount Fuji prints were released throughout Japan?
How did Under the Wave Off Kanagawa (1830-33) by Hokusai become so famous? In 1896, a tsunami hit northern Japan, and news of its destruction spread worldwide. It's been hypothesized that it was this event coupled with ___________, a French term that refers to the popularity and influence of Japanese art and design in western Europe in the nineteenth century following the forced reopening of trade of Japan in 1858.
This interest in the sublime was also shared by 19th century ___________ artists such as Theodore Gericault, Eugene Delacroix, and William Turner.
______________ is the Kabuki theatrical technique being demonstrated in the ukiyo-e print on the left.
_________ is a genre of ukiyo-e prints known for their explicit erotic scenes. The term literally means "spring pictures."
The image above is a self-portrait by the Post-Impressionist artist, ___________. He was among many 19th century artists who were inspired by Japan's ukiyo-e tradition.
Vincent Van Gogh
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