1. F U N C T I O N S O F A S I A N
A R T
Presented By Group II
2. FUNCTIONS OF ASIAN ART
•Asian art primarily serves religious
function. Asians decorate their temples
with the best vessels made of bronze. They
make the statues of Gods and Goddesses
•Aside from its religious function, Asian
art serves, practical, and aesthetic
3. RELIGIOUS FUNCTION
•Asian art is essentially religious in
nature. The arts have their sole theme
focused on the life of the Gods and the
mythical begins. Asians reflect their
religious knowledge, beliefs, and
experiences in their artworks.
4. CAMBODIA’S ANGKOR WAT
Angkor Wat is a temple complex built in the 12th
and 13th centuries, dedicated to the God Vishnu
5. PRACTICAL FUNCTION
•For 1500 years, bronze-casting was a major
art form in China. They made vessels that
served practical functions. They had Ting, a
wide, shallow bowl on three legs; the p’an, a
wide flat dish; and Kuang for mixing wine.
Kitchenware is always decorated with
animals, leaves and even landscape.
11. AESTHETIC FUNCTION
•Asian landscape paintings are made on
rice paper. During ceremonial tea parties,
the family members sit in a room
surrounded by paintings unrolled and
hung on the walls, as if they sipping tea
amidst the grandeur of nature. After the
tea party, the paintings are rolled and
stored in rosewood cabinet.
12. AESTHETIC FUNCTION
•Printmaking is an old Chinese art has
been in practice since the Chinese
discovered the process of paper making
in 200 B.C.E. This technology was
transferred to Japan and later on, to
other countries in the west.
13. AESTHETIC FUNCTION
•In Japan, Hokusai (1760-1849) was the best
known Japanese woodblock print maker under
the Tokugawa regime. His woodblock print,
THE GREAT WAVE OFF KANAGAWA,
became the best known print outside Japan.
14. T H E G R E A T W A V E
THE GREAT WAVE OFF KANAGAWA – Is the best
known print in Japan.