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Legacy Project & Ukiyo-e


From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 15:34:52 PDT

Two sites from this week's Scout Report:

11. The Legacy Project [RealPlayer]

The Legacy Project focuses on creating "a global exchange on the
consequences of the many historical tragedies of the 20th century." At
heart of the site are a set of indices which connect users to art and
thematically related to remembering and reacting to tragedy. The main
the Legacy Events Index, is a compilation of all the materials included
the Website grouped together by event. You can also find materials via
Visual Arts Library (496 pieces are currently featured) and the
section (146 films listed). The Visual Arts Library can be searched on
familiar fields via drop down menus such as artist, title, or decade.
available in the library are the more unusual event and motif areas.
are those listed in the aforementioned Legacy Events Index, and motifs
include artistic interpretations of concepts like Collapsing Space,
and Isolation. Currently, the project is gathering and sharing reactions
the September 11 tragedy in a section titled In Remembrance. [REB]

13. The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance

Visitors to this site will see about 20 Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock
selected from more than 100 currently on view at the Library of Congress
(LC), that were in turn culled from over 2,000 in the Library's
Ukiyo-e is commonly translated as "pictures of the floating world." The
form began in the Japanese city Edo in the seventeenth century. The
exhibition proceeds through six sections: Early Masters, Major Genres,
Images and Literary Sources, Realia and Reportage, Japan and the West,
Beyond Ukiyo-e. In Japan and West, _Picture of Western Traders at
Transporting Merchandise_ shows sailing vessels flying American and
flags. Prints are presented as thumbnails with explanatory text within
sections; impatient visitors can also approach the show using the Object
List, a simple list of every item in the exhibition, that links to the
sized version of each print. Beyond Ukiyo-e, the last section, discusses
20th-century developments and movements in Japanese woodblock print
and concludes with a print of LC's Jefferson Building made in 1966 by
Hiratsuka Un'ichi, a Japanese artist who lived part of his life in
Washington, DC. [DS]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001.

Respectfully submitted,
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN