Eastern Art

Any culture that is not related to Western Civilization (the people of Western Europe and North America) is referred to as non-Western. In this study, we’ll focus on Eastern Art: the Art of China, Japan, and India. These great civilizations used art for many purposes such as worship with religious symbols and motifs, the afterlife, status, magic, politics, and more.

Painting, sculpture, and architecture evolved in different ways in the East than in the West. Much of the artwork produced in these societies can be difficult to understand without understanding their particular cultures. By combining this art study with history and geography studies, it will help better understand their art.

Eastern art studies coming soon.


  • Han Gan
  • Kuo Hsi/Guo Xi
  • Qian Xuan
  • Zhao Meng-fu


  • Kujaku Myo-o
  • Soami Kangaku Shinso
  • Torii Kiyonobu I
  • Suzuki Harunobu
  • Katsushika Hokusai
  • Ando Hiroshige (Utagawa Hiroshige)

For hands-on art projects based on Eastern Art (Art of China, Japan, and India), check out this Masterpiece Society course:

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