Brushpainting: Nature in Art
How to Read a Woodblock Print
Learn how to read a woodblock print.
A Brief History of Samurai Armor
Brushpainting Demonstration with Artist Kong Pak-yu
Watch artist Kong Pak-yu demonstrate brushpainting at the Asian Art Museum.
A Confucian Scholar's House
An introduction to Korean Confucianism and related architecture.
A Walkthrough the Chinese Galleries
A video tour of the Asian Art Museum’s collection galleries highlighting ceramics, jades, bronzes, paintings, and Buddhist arts representing some six thousand years of Chinese culture and tradition.
*Filmed in former museum location (prior to 2003) in Golden Gate Park. Presented by Brian Hogarth.
Create a Personal Murakkaalar
Students create a murakkaalar (calligraphy album) of their name and adjectives that describe their personality written in Arabic. They will make a calligraphy reed and learn to write with it. A kit’alar is a calligraphic work written on a rectangular piece of paper pasted onto a cardboard backing. Equal margins are left around the calligraphy in which the artist decorates with marbled paper (ebru) or illumination. A murrakkalar is a series of kit’alar attached together in an album that resembles an accordion.
Camel, approx. 690–750
Camel, approx. 690–750. China, Shaanxi or Henan province. Tang dynasty (618–906). Glazed earthenware. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60S95.
Brushpainting: Nature in Art School Program (selected resources)
This selection of resources introduces students to the vocabulary, techniques, and values of East Asian ink painting. Lessons and background information compliment the Brushpainting: Nature in Art school program at the Asian Art Museum.