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SHIKI: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art

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SHIKI: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art

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Speaker: Meher McArthur

For centuries, the Japanese have expressed and codified their love and reverence for nature and the seasons in their poetry and art. From the 7th century AD, a rich literary and visual vocabulary relating to the four seasons (Japanese: Shiki, 四季) evolved, with flowers, trees, plants, birds, animals, and entire landscapes representing each season and its associated moods and activities. In this Zoom slide lecture, Meher McArthur will explore how the tradition of the Four Seasons features in Japanese paintings, prints, ceramics, clothing, and accessories, using examples from the Scripps College Collection that will be featured in her upcoming exhibition (Scripps College, January 2021) of the same name.


Please register by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once registration is complete. Space is limited.


Sponsored by the Asian Arts Council.

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October 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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