[Free Audible] Hell in japanese art Author Kazuya Takaoka – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Hell in japanese art This art book showcases depictions of hell in Japanese art from the th century to the th century It features a large collection of masterpieces presented with details and enlargements from the works These images are of aesthetic, thought provoking, frightening and wickedly funny The single volume collection focuses primarily on works designated as Japanese National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties and features the various depictions of hell by prominent artists such as Kazunobu Kano, Nichosai, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and Kyosai Kawanabe It is a must see for artists, illustrators and anyone interested in representations of hell This volume also features the th century woodblock printed edition of Ojoyoshu The Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land written by the medieval Buddhist monk Genshin and is accompanied by modern bilingual text Written in , this influential Buddhist text is often compared with Dante s La Divina Commedia La Divine Comedie The Divine Comedy Its brutal scenes of underworld realms display the suffering and cruelty one might endure as a consequence of harmful acts committed in life or the judgement by the Ten Kings of Hell These ideas of hell in Ojoyoshu have played an enduring role in inspiring Japanese Buddhist paintings and other subsequent texts, particularly from the medieval period onward, and are vividly portrayed in the painting featured in this volume Essays from historians of both Japanese art and Buddhism are also included in bilingual textKazuya Takaoka Born inin Kyoto As an art director, Takaoka has overseen numerous graphic design and advertising projects Among his published works are Sennen A thousand years Mainichi Shinbunsha for which he won the Kodansha Publication Culture Award, Wagashi PIE Books for which he won the Gourmand Best Design Award, Yasai kara mita niku Meet seen by vegetables Parco Publishing , Women and AIDS, QOL both Nippon Foundation , and Katachi, Kingyo, Manyoshu, Noh all PIE International , Japanese Dogs, Hyakunin Isshu, Pochibukuro all PIE Books He has staged events such as the video exhibition Kanata e In the distance and the AIDS Tokyo Exhibition He is the recipient of the Gold Medal at the Japan Graphic Design Exhibition, the Prime Minister s Award at the All Japan Calendar Exhibition, and the ADC Award He is a professor at Osaka University of the Arts Ryouji Kajitani Honorary Member, Nara National Museum Graduated from the School of Letters at Kyushu University Worked at Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Nara National Museum, and most lately Todaiji Temple MuseumNaoki Nishida Professor at Sakushin Gakuin University Women s College PhD Literature Completed doctoral studies at Rissho University, Graduate School of Humanities Japanese literature

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