Chapter 8 Section 2 Visual Art, Architecture, & Performing Arts in Japan By Jonathan Elbaz, Olivia Lee, and Patty Bandellin
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Introduction • Japanese nobles of Heian wanted to be surrounded by beauty & elegance. They created a great center of learning and culture. This period was called the golden age of the arts and included fashion, literature, visual art, architecture, and performing arts.
Visual Arts • Popular:painting, calligraphy, architecture • Paintings - bright & bold colors - represented scenes from stories, nature, court life - on paper doors & furniture, scrolls, fans,… • Calligraphy - decorative writing - Poems looked as beautiful as they sounded.
Architecture • Nobles wanted to make their city beautiful • Copied Chinese architecture- greatly admired - Heian city= model of Chang’an • Building style:ends of wooden frame curved upward,natural, airy feel -Elegant gardens & ponds, still popular today.
Performing Arts • Popular - Performances - musicians, jugglers acrobats. - Plays = actors mimicked people. developed into drama called Noh - Noh plays 1.combines music, speaking, dance 2. teaches about great heroes of Japan’s past.
Conclusion • Japan’s nobles created the golden age of art.Next, Buddhism develops throughout Japan, along with the nobles’ arts.
Bibliography Anaïs Teyton, Selena Ortega, & Miharu Sugie Thank You 8