Students will produce a portfolio of woodblock prints based on an exploration of the history of Japanese prints during the Edo period (1603-1867). Ukiy-e, or floating-world pictures, depicted to the urban pleasures offered in the imperial capital Edo (modern-day Tokyo). The themes and individual artistic styles, first studied, then interpreted by the students in their prints, include: cityscapes and landscapes; representations of beautiful men and women in bijinga; the exotic encounter with the west; and explicit erotic imagery.
Location & Meeting Time
Visual Arts Building-216+ M/W/F 01:50PM-02:55PM LEC