The History of Japanese Art

A 7-part course with Little Art Talks

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Course Overview

The history of art in Japan is intertwined with a tumultuous economic, political, and military history. Beginning as far back as the prehistoric J?mon period, artists and artisans started to hone skills in a range of arts and crafts, from pottery to painting. Over time, Japanese art was influenced by many rulers, religious sects, and even foreign powers, like China. Discover the history of Japanese art from Neolithic pottery to the Heian period scroll paintings in this art history course!


  • Total Time 2 hr, 23 min
  • Lessons 7
  • Exercises 49
  • 75 CQ

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