FAILLA Dontella, Yōgakusha’s Landscape Views and Visions

novità editoriale - febbraio 2020

FAILLA Dontella, Yōgakusha’s Landscape Views and Visions, Metaphors and Symbols in Late 18th-Century Japan”, Art Research, Special Issue. Journal of ART RESEARCH CENTER, Ritsumeikan University, February 2020, vol. 1. Collected Papers from the Kobe University-Ritsumeikan University-Freie Universität Berlin Joint Workshop on June 30 and July 1, 2017 at the Institute of Art History, Freie Universität Berlin, “Landscape in Art, Theory and Practice across Media, Time and Place”, pp. 11-14
In the second half of the 18th century, several Japanese painters, captivated by western arts’ naturalism and realism, became fervent kyūri gakusha 究理学者 and yōgakusha 洋学者, i.e. scholars of natural sciences and western studies, thus laying the foundations for the modernization of Japan in the Meiji era (1868–1912).