The art history of Japan The art history of Japan

Building on the Japanese holdings of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the module will survey major developments in ceramics, lacquer, metallurgy, sculpture, architecture, painting and photography. Overarching themes will include links between ancient and modern arts with northeast Asia and beyond, as well as the inherent issues of connoisseurship, collecting and exhibiting Japan's artistic and archaeological heritage. The course offers students a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating art and archaeology of the Japanese archipelago, from Heian to Edo, from Okinawa to Hoddaido, and from the stone age to the contemporary. Please see Dr Akira Matsuda's page.