Princeton University Art Museum Interactives
The Art of Hon’ami Kōetsu
Visitors can transcribe a seventeenth-century Japanese scroll, then create their own poems which are painted into it and ready to print from this Web site.
A special tool lets visitors transcribe the calligraphy of Hon’ami Kōetsu on a hand scroll from the collection. Visitors learn about the symbolism of the woodblock-printed mica designs and read the verses, and then they can create their own poems by selecting unique combinations of phrases from the Shinkokin wakashu anthology. The poems they compose are converted to calligraphy, embedded back into the scroll, and can then be printed out.
Press & AwardsAmerican Association of Museums Muse Awards, Honorable Mention, Art, 2006
These interactive features let visitors explore the symbolism and process of the works of art around them. We particularly enjoyed the ones that walked us through the process of making ceramic and bronze vessels. To make a ceramic vessel we threw the clay, painted and glazed, and then finally fired it. After breaking several we learned the basics of how to work with clay.
- Jeremy Clark
- JD Hooge
- Matt Arnold, Thomas Wester, David Knape
- 3-D Visualization
- Matt Arnold
- Motion Designer & Illustrator
- Martin Linde
- Quality Assurance
- Marti Johnson
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