My research project is about the parallels between art nouveau illustrations and ukiyo-e art. I go into the history of ukiyo-e art leading up to the start of the art nouveau movement and I examine the aspects from ukiyo-e that art nouveau artists drew from when creating their pieces. I showcase some contemporary examples of art nouveau illustrations and ukiyo-e illustrations and make a case for how cultural exchanges such as the one between Japan and western Europe can lead to positive changes in the art and design of different cultures.
About This Course
Communication Design Theory
This course presents the formative theories that help us better understand the “how” of visual communication and explores the critical theories that explain the “why” within historical, cultural, and social contexts.
Prof. Jenna Spevack