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Art 27 ONLINE: Art History Survey III: Non-Western Perspective
Module 2  – Chapter 16
China and Korea to 1279
 50 points
Instructions: All modules are OPEN BOOK assignments. Using your book to look up the information that will assist you in answering the following questions, complete the assignment and submit it no later than the stated due date. Your answers must be your own thoughts as well as what you have read in your textbook. Do not just copy verbatim from the textbook.
Discussion Questions: Using FULL sentences and appropriate grammar / punctuation, answer each essay question with a minimum 8 to 10 complete sentences.
When you are answering in relation to a question regarding an image, be sure and really LOOK at the image, describe in detail what YOU see as well as what you read in the textbook. Be careful to not use only what you are pulling from the text. Also, copying and pasting from text or internet does not incorporate your own thoughts and ideas.  Copying and pasting can also be a form of plagiarism, be VERY careful to not plagiarize. Use your original thoughts in relation to description and concept questions as well as the textbook information.
Question 1. Watch the following National Geographic film – it is called Secrets of the Dead- China’s Terra Cotta Warriors

  • Look at the Army of the First Emperor of Qin, China, Qin dynasty.
  • Describe the Terra Cotta Warriors. What was significant about these figures?
  • Why were they made? When were they discovered?
  • Explain how these figures were made, what was the process?
  • What is terra cotta?
  • Were these made in molds? If not, what was the process?
  • How many figures were there? Were all figures identical?
  • How are the figures similar? How are the figures different?

Question 2.
Describe the work Emperor Xuan and Attendants, completely. This means title, artist, culture and a detailed description.

  • What is depicted? What colors?
  •  Does this look real?
  • What is the media used to create this work? Where is the work from?
  • Is this work based on the teachings of Confucianism or Daoism?
  •  Who was Confucius?
  •  Where does the teaching of Dao come from?
  •  What do Daoist’s believe?
  • Substantiate your theory that the work falls under either belief system of Confucianism or Daoism.
  • Give examples from the work how it belongs to either belief system.

Question 3.  
Watch the video below, if you can’t get link to play, copy and paste in your browser.
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/silk-road/v/early-silk-road   The Silk Road and the Silk Road Routes Khan Academy

  • Describe the importance of silk and the steps in the process of its production.
  • Describe location of the Silk Road. Where did the Silk Road begin? Where did it end?
  • Who used the Silk Road? What if any materials were transferred along the Silk Road?
  • Where/what areas did it travel through.
  •  What did you find interesting in the short video?
  • In your own words, explain the importance of the Silk Road.
  • Who was the Silk Road used by? What was it purpose?
  •   What impact did it have on different cultures? Give examples.

Question 4
In detail describe Travelers among Mountains and Streams. Use descriptive language and your own words.

  • What is happening in the scene? Is there anything that is symbolic here?
  • Who was Fan Kuan and what were his beliefs?
  • Is this work based on the teachings of Confucianism or Daoism? Who was Confucius? Where does the teaching of Dao come from? What do Daoist’s believe?
  • Substantiate your theory that the work falls under either belief system of Confucianism or Daoism.
  • Explain your answer and give examples in the work that substantiate your answer. Remember, in all answers you are gathering information from your reading and using your own words. Any direct copying will be considered plagiarism.
  • How did Fan Kuan express his beliefs in this work (give specific details in the image)

Essay Question 5 – 10 points
Explain Chinese Jade. What is another name for it?

  • Give examples from your chapter of a work made with jade.
  • Is this a material that is soft or hard?
  • How do artist work with the material?
  • What tools or processes were used?
  • What is a bi disk? What were they used for?
  • What dynasty were these considered perfected?

Module 2 – Chapter 17
Japan before 1333
50 points possible – 10 points each
Watch the below video – it is a good overview of what is happening at the time.
Question 1
Discussion Questions:  Each essay question below is a possible 10 points.
Question 1

  • How did Buddhism spread to Japan?
  • When did it arrive in Japan?
  • What form did it arrive to japan?
  • Gives specific examples (name and figure number) from your chapter of art/architecture that reflect this belief system.
  • What is a kondo?
  • What is a bodhisattva?
  • What were examples of Buddhist wall paintings from your text?
  • Where were these located?

Question 2

  • What type of ceramics came from the Middle Jomon period?
  • Where was this culture located?
  • What are the dates of the Middle Jomon period?
  • Give specific examples of Jomon pottery from your textbook.
  • Describe in detail Jomon pottery.
  •  What are the identifying features of this pottery?

Question 3

  • Describe the Heian Period & Heian Court Culture, where was this? What time period?
  • In your own words, explain Esoteric Buddhism.
  •  Name the primary points in this belief system.
  • What were the two sects?
  •  What were the similarities or differences between the sects?

Question 4

  • In detail describe the Image 17-14 Genji Visits Murasaki
  • Be very descriptive, what is happening in the scene.
  • What is the Tale of Genji? Why is it so significant?
  • Write what YOU see, use your own observations to describe the image.
  • Discuss the artist, and the subject.
  • Explain the Kamakura Period – what was significant about this Period?

Question 5

  • Give a detailed description of Image 5-6 Amaterasu’s Shrine.
  • Use your own words as well as what you read from the textbook.
  • Explain how it relates to the religious system known as Shinto.
  • Describe Shinto, what time period is discussed?
  • What is geographical area?
  • Name specific main belief points of Shinto.

Art 27 ONLINE: Art History Survey III: Non-Western Perspective
Module 2 – Chapter 33
China and Korea, 1279 to 1980
Possible 50 points
Each question below is a possible 10 points.
Question 1
What are colophons?
What is calligraphy?
Define literati.
How does calligraphy create effects?
Was training in calligraphy for everyone? If not, who was trained in calligraphy?
Give an example of a work from your chapter. Give the title, the name of the artist and describe the work using your own observations. Be descriptive, use of colors? Lines? Is the scene something that is recognizable?
What was a seal impression in red ink? What were they used for?
Question 2

  • Look at the image 33-16 completely. Describe the image in detail. Be very descriptive.
  • What is depicted? What colors do you see?
  • Is this a realistic depiction?
  •  What objects can you identify?
  • What is unusual about the prominent European artist of the Qing court?
  • What names (both) did this artist use?
  • What is this artist’s emphasis?
  •  Explain your answer and give an example in the work that substantiates your answer.

Question 3 – Watch the video below   Historical Chinese Lacquerware

  • Describe lacquered wood and the detailed process of its production.
  • Why is this process not only aesthetic but functional also? What does aesthetic mean?
  • What does utilitarian mean?
  • What was the Orchard Factory?
  •  Name one of its masterpieces and describe the work in detail, use your own words and observations.

Question 4

  • Give a detailed description of Chinese Porcelain.
  • How does porcelain reflect Chinese art?
  • What dynasty were primitive porcelains first produced?
  •  Identify an example from your textbook.
  • Site the image page number etc. In detail, give your own description of the work Use detailed descriptive terms. Again, anything extraordinary?
  •  What did you find interesting/beautiful or not?
  • What is the process of producing Chinese Porcelain?
  •  Outline the process, include glazes, design motifs.

Question 5
Give an example of art from each of these dynasties of China and Korea

  • Yuan Dynasty: 1279 -1368
  • Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644
  • Qing Dynasty: 1644-1911
  • Modern China: 1912-1980
  • Korea: 1392-1980
  • Go back through the chapter and find 1 work from two different dynasties and explain how they are similar and/or different.

Art 27 ONLINE: Art History Survey III: Non-Western Perspective
Module 2 – Chapter 34
Possible 50 points
Question 1

  • In relation to Japan, describe the discipline of Zen. What is it? What were the main characteristics of Zen?
  • Describe in detail Figure 6-4. Using your own words, what do you see?

Use descriptive, detailed language.

  • How does Figure 6-4 Zhixian Sweeping with a Broom relate to teachings of Zen?
  •  Give specific examples of how it relates.
  • What does the roof tile mean?
  • Explain the Kano School, who created the Kano School?
  •  What was the major intent and type of art from this the Kano School.
  •  Give specific examples from your text. Name the work and the artists.

Question 2 – The following video will show you the tea ceremony. Use this and your textbook for the essay.
Watch the following video, click on link or copy and paste in your browser.

  • Describe in detail the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
  •  What were the implements, items needed for this ceremony?
  •  Where did the tea ceremony take place?
  • Why was this ceremony significant?
  • Who was able to partake in these ceremonies?
  • How did Figure 6-7 and Figure 6-8 relate to the ceremony?

Question 3

  • Describe haboku style painting. What is another name for haboku style painting?
  • What period did these artists work?
  • Who was the most famous Muromachi priest-painter?
  • What was generally the subject matter of these paintings?
  • What image from your textbook is an example of broken-ink painting?

Question 4

  • What was the Rinpa School?
  • What period was the Rinpa School?
  • How did the Rinpa School differ from the Kano school?
  • Give specific points on how the schools were similar or different.
  • Explain the purpose and importance of the Rinpa school.
  • Where did the name of the Rinpa school derive from?
  • Give specific examples of work of Rinpa School from your textbook.
  • Give the name and description of the work.

Question 5

  • What is Ukiyo-e?
  • What is meant by The Floating World of Edo?
  • Using your textbook, explain the history of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints.
  • With detailed description compare and contrast image 6-12 (Evening Bell at the Clock) and image 6-13 The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
  • Look at syle, colors, shapes, subject matter and explain.
  • Describe in detail each image, then describe similarities and differences.
  • Be very specific and detailed in each work then in what is similar/different.


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