A History of Japanese Art: From Prehistory to the Taisho by Noritake Tsuda

By Noritake Tsuda

A background of jap Art deals readers a accomplished view of eastern artwork via jap eyes—a view that's the so much revealing of all views. whilst, it offers readers with a advisor to the areas in Japan the place the simplest and so much consultant creations of eastern paintings are to be noticeable.

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67 In this respect, it is synchronous with the astrological, anthropomorphic image just above it, which also presumes to figure the cosmos as if no metaphoric “distance” existed between us and the world. , the emotions and the active life). These opening panels initiate viewers into Warburg’s curious metonymic logic whereby the juxtaposition of cosmological, astrological, and latromathematical imagery from different epochs strives to create the all-important cognitive space for reflection on and intuition about the historical changes in humanity’s relation to the cosmos.

58 All of which is to say that, given how Warburg’s intertextual and intratextual debts frequently and, truth be told, obscurely inform his characteristic linguistic play and concision, any interpretation of the Atlas must, in addition to describing and contextualizing the art-historical and cosmographic materials presented there, attend closely to its scant but crucial semantic elements. Like Pliny’s Historia naturalis and many early Renaissance encyclopedias, the Atlas begins with cosmology. While the first three panels are simply labeled A, B, and C, the more discursive headings from the Überschriften notebook clarify that at stake is the theme of cosmological “harmony” or how humanity has historically represented its “relations” to the cosmos.

25 Additionally, fitful attempts to open this “process” up to more recent permutations of Pathosformeln (pathos formulas) are made. 26 In this last respect, the Atlas ends on an ironic note, though, as I hope to show, its coda may slyly court transcendence as well. Like Hölderlin rewriting lines of verse, Austerlitz rearranging his photographs, or Richter adding and subtracting colors, Warburg thus dedicated his last years to constellating and then reconstellating images to plumb the depths and dynamics of historical memory.

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