Japanese Modernism Online

Levels 5-12

Explore the emergence of modernism in Japan. In the first half of the twentieth century, Japan’s traditional art and aesthetics interacted with European art and culture resulting in a pulsating era of Japanese modernism and the creation of Asian Art Deco architecture, paintings, prints, design and fashion. Which themes, aesthetics, and ideas characterise Japanese modernist art and design? What influence did world events, social changes, and historical traditions and techniques have on the era? Discuss these questions and more in this illustrated introduction to the exhibition via videoconference.
45 mins
Cost: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyse and interpret themes, concepts and ideas in Japanese modernist works and discuss how they are expressed.
  • Identify and describe sources of inspiration in Japanese modernist art.
  • Discuss how Japanese modernist artists use materials, techniques, technologies and processes to realise the intentions in their artworks.
  • Identify and connect specific features of Japanese modernist art to a wider historical, cultural and social context.

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