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Japanese Art and The Importance of Seasons and Nature

Morley College
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1 hour
45 GBP
Next available date: Contact for dates - London
Professional Training
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Japanese Art and The Importance of Seasons and Nature:

What you will learn

Discover the poignancy of the four seasons and their representation in Japanese art.

From ancient times to the present, the Japanese have celebrated the beauty of seasonal changes. This course will explore the splendid works of seasonal compositions in Japanese paintings and prints as well as seasonal motifs in decorative works, such as lacquer, ceramics and textiles.

Distinctive painting conventions, typical seasonal flowers, plants and specific attributes that symbolise each season will be explained together with examples of seasonal references expressed in Japanese poetry. Moreover you will look at Japanese annual festivals, rituals and activities that celebrate the four seasons throughout the year to the present day.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Get to know the importance of the cycle of seasons in Japanese culture and the prevalence of seasonal themes in Japanese visual and decorative arts, literature and social customs
  • Recognise the main seasonal themes that were formed in Japanese classical poetry and frequently appear in Japanese paintings
  • Understand the seasonal symbolism of particular plants, flowers and animals in the works of major Japanese painting schools
  • Get familiar with seasonal associations that have permeated Japanese customs and annual festivals

Outcome / Qualification etc.

No Qualification

Why choose Morley College

Founded in 1889

13,000 students annually

7 minutes from Waterloo station

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Morley College

Morley College

Morley College London is one of the UK’s leading centres for adult education. The College is located 7 minutes’ walk from Waterloo station. Founded in 1889, Morley has a distinguished history in music and the visual arts. Today we offer...

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