Final Project and Presentation (25%): The final project is a student’s exhibition of her/his understanding and experience of any important aspect of Japanese art. The student may choose one of two options: a research paper of 10-11 pages, preferably with a certain theme or central issue; or a creative artwork based on or inspired by a Japanese artist or style with an explanatory paper of 4-5 pages.
When search databases, keep these techniques in mind.
Quotation marks search for an exact phrase.
"Japanese art" finds results with that exact phrase.
Without the quotation marks, you may also get Japanese and art
Add more words when you want to narrow your search. Use the word AND to connect different concepts.
"ink painting" and calligraphy
Use OR to find related terms.
pottery or ceramics
Use an asterisk * to find variant word endings. Be careful not to shorten your word too much, because this can bring back results that are not relevant.
paint* retrieves paint, paints, painters, painting, etc.
Use the following databases to find articles on your topic. You may search by keyword, subject, or author.
Covers biographies, criticism, country surveys, artistic styles and movements, art forms, subject matter and iconography, and techniques. Note: Limit of 3 simultaneous users.
Books in Primo are assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings. In many ways, subject headings are a form of tagging, in that they represent the content of the material and provide ways for you to efficiently locate more materials that are conceptually related.
Below are examples of subject headings useful for finding books about a particular topic within Japanese Art.
|Art, Japanese||Buddhist art Japan|
|Art, Japanese Influences||Painting, Japanese|
|Art, Japanese 20th Century||Painting, Japanese Meiji period|
|Art, Japanese Exhibitions||Shinto art|
|Art Chinese, Japanese Influences||Sculpture Japanese|
|Art, Japanese Western Influences||Porcelain Japanese|
East and West in Art
Westerners in Asian Art
Zen Art Japan
Art Modern Japanese Influences
|Japanese Tea Ceremony|
|Color Prints Japanese||Women artists Japan|