Glimpse at Art of Japan by James Jackson Jarves

By James Jackson Jarves

First released in 1876, while many thought of jap paintings a trifling interest, A Glimpse on the paintings of Japan offers Jarves outstanding exam of the issues of eastern aesthetics, providing a penetrating research of the old, non secular, and social affects at the improvement of artwork in Japan. aiding the thesis that paintings provides actual expression to the aspirations of a state, Jarves discusses such concerns as: the effect of Shintoism and Buddhism on eastern artwork; Buddhism because the "nursery of art"; the japanese aesthetic excellent and the Grecian shape; the literature and poetry of Japan; jap ornamental and decorative artwork; and the japanese perception of Nature—all as well as a continual dialogue of the distinguishing features of jap aesthetics.

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