D Andrea Shipman Japanese Art M, W 12:30-1:45 Mr.

Stephen Walker

Historically. Jizo Bosatsu appears as a kindly Buddhist monk. The medium is wood. 7. The sculpture process used was wood carving. The overall use of balance in the sculpture is asymmetrical as the left and right sides are not equally proportionate. his right hand would carry a walking stick to represent his desire to help all pleas. . The Japanese clan called the Fujiwara was in power. The artwork is dated about 1100 4. Buddhism. which is very delicate and gentle leaving little to no room for error correction. Taoism and other such Chinese influences were at their height. 9. The palm is also extended and open creating an emphasis on the left side of the sculpture. The image of Jizo Bosatsu was never painted or gilded. but the sack cloth alone shows humility as if a servant. Traditionally.(Sculpture) Located in the Asian Art Gallery 1. The title of the artwork Jizo Bosatsu (Ksitigarbha) 2. 6. The left hand is elevated higher than the right to support the weight of the cloth that is being held. 5. The focal point is the left hand. The piece represents the monk as a modest. During this period of Japanese history. The only surface decorations were the marks of the sculptors chisel. The name of the artist is Japan (Unknown) 3. This method is used for a level of detailing to recreate a life-like persona. 8. lowly commoner with little adorned to him other than a sack cloth.

The degree of the subject matter is representational. 11. this would additionally be considered figurative art. Since the human form is the primary subject matter.10. The piece does not display elements of repetition. The scale is even as all items in the piece are sized according to a real world representation. The mood was admiration and worship. 12. The artwork is a representation of religions sanctity. Proportion also shares the same as they are abundant naturalistic details and anatomically correct. Statues to Jizo were in every Japanese neighborhood where local groups dressed him and made offerings of flowers and food. 13. . There are no visual similarities aside from the connection of the human body. The asymmetrical balance cuts the potential for repetition and instead creates variation.