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Mon, Aug 07


Japan via Zoom

Art of the East - Japan Week 2

Art with Friends via Zoom

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Art of the East - Japan Week 2
Art of the East - Japan Week 2

Time & Location

Aug 07, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Japan via Zoom


About the event

Zoom Tour

Art of the East - Japan

Expert: Luca Pietrosanti, Art Historian

Fees: $100/4-part series ($25/session/Zoom window per session)

Doing Good: 10% of net proceeds benefit Book-Cycle Rome

Art of the East - Japan - Week 2

“Beauty is thus an altered state of consciousness, an extraordinary moment of poetry and grace.” -- Leonard Koren

Join Luca Pietrosanti, art historian extraordinaire + friends on a journey eastward from the shores of the west to the islands of Japan.

This tour will establish a foundation of understanding of how the exchange of ideas, techniques and materials between Japan and the West, influenced artists on both sides of the world.

Week 2: Japanese Aesthetics: Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" in nature. In this session, Luca shares the 7 aesthetic principals of wabi-sabi and compares and contrasts the principals with corresponding ideals held by the Western art history tradition. But, of course! All roads lead back to ancient Greece. Those Romans knew a good thing of beauty when they saw it!

After gaining an initial understanding of one Eastern art history perspective, we can travel virtually and in real life together through Art Around the World - Japan.


Tanken shimashou!

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  • +WF 3 Sessions (Package)

    Ticket for 3 Sessions of 4-Session Course This is a convenient way to join +With Friends Zoom tours. Make one purchase and receive Zoom links for 4 sessions automatically, each in advance of the session.

    +$1.88 service fee
  • +WF 1 Session

    Ticket for 1 Session

    +$0.63 service fee



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