2715 - Living Vicariously: Japanese Woodblock Prints
Party with famous courtesans in the alluring surroundings of the "pleasure quarters," lustily cheer for your favorite Kabuki actor or sumo wrestler, marvel at the bravado of warriors of history or legend, cringe and gasp at the sight of ghosts or menacing beasts, be awed by the quiet splendor of the countryside, and then sigh with nostalgia at visions of days past - a romantic view of a world few could experience, but all could imagine - supplied through the talents of Japan's woodblock print artists and craftsmen. During the course, you'll learn how these magical images were created, and why, as well as why they have had enduring appeal to art lovers here and abroad. Lecture (plus Questions)Viewing Video(s)
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