Jang Soon Nation

History of Asian Art

Art Of The Ages: Asian Art History

Asia is a big content with a very rich and varied history. It is also where much of humanity developed and began to flourish thousands of years ago. From the Indus Valley that was the cradle of Indian civilization to China’s history dating back before humanity recollects, it is also old.

I find it both fascinating and overwhelming at the same time. After all, there is art going back to antiquity seemingly in every last corner of Asia. Parts of Russia, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Bangladesh, China, South Korea, Japan, Cambodia, and Singapore all have the hallmarks of ancient peoples in their midst.

With the signs of the ancient civilizations are signs of art. Whether it is metal works and pottery or wood carvings and paintings, the artwork is priceless. It creates both beauty and a n historical record for art lovers and historians alike to review and love.

That’s what I love about Asian art in particular. It goes back so far that it gives a picture of the development of the many Eastern religions and philosophies as well as a taste of the cultures and their developments through the ages. I continue studying Asian art history even years after my first class.

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Hello! My name is Chen and I am learning many wonderful things about enjoying the history of Asian art. I want to share my writings as I research more, and hope that others may benefit from my research.

I am not trained in the world of art by any means. However, lately I have had quite an interest in the history of Asian art, otherwise referred to as Eastern art. This is a realm where there is a vast range of influence that comes from different religions and cultures across the world. Not only have I become a bit of a collector, but I am also now looking to learn more about the rich history behind the art form and every aspect of it.

My goal is to take some classes that revolve around Asian art so that I can become much more knowledgable and even have better standing when I am searching for pieces of art for my own collection. To be more specific, I am extremely interested in learning about Asian art that came out around the later portion of the 1930s. as this seems to be a time period where many American buyers and celebrities also started to dive into the world of collecting these pieces.

Not only this this a beautiful form of art, but there are a wealth of pieces and styles that you can enjoy, including spiritual traditions, paintings and so much more.

I had a hard time learning the history of Asian art when I was in college. This was despite the fact that I was minoring in Art, as something of a fun complement to my major in mathematics. It was certainly stepping into two different worlds as I went from class to class in one subject or the other.

There were plenty of classes in North American art, and even one class in Native American art. Of course I had plenty of studies in European art, and I enjoyed a class in African art, but studying Asian art, much less the history of Asian art wound up proving rather elusive.

The closest I got was a semester that focused on Arab art across the Greater Middle East, but that covers portions of Africa. Eventually, I and some other interested students got together with that professor and arranged an independent study group.

We very much enjoyed spending time in library and computer labs looking things up. China of course dominated much of the content, but we focused in India a lot too. We also tried to spend a week each on other notable nations.