2023-2024 / HAAR0159-1

Introduction to the arts of Japan


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (60 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (60 ECTS)5 crédits 



Julie Bawin

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The "Introduction to Japanese Art" course presents a general overview of the japanese artistic productions, from prehistory up until the contemporary creations. Architecture, painting and sculpture will be developed chronologically, to allow for a perception of the evolution of styles throughout the various periods of Japanese Art History. The influence of the Japanese arts on the European productions at the end of the 19th century will also be introduced.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Lecture illustrated with numerous iconographic documents.

Recommended or required readings

Oral examination.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs