An Enduring Vision
17Th- To 20Th-Century Japanese Painting from the Gitter-Yelen Collection
ISBN10: 0894940872 ISBN13: 9780894940873 Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr Published: Feb 1 2003 Pages: 320 Weight: 5.05lbs. Height: 12.25" Width: 10.25" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
The Edo period in Japan, from 1615 to 1858, witnessed an unprecedented flourishing of the arts. During these long years of peace and relative stability, Japanese culture attained new levels of refinement and distinction. Innovative painting styles such as Rinpa, nanga, Maruyama-Shijo, ukiyo-e, and zenga flourished along with the traditional painting lineages of the Kano, Tosa and Hasegawa schools. With the fall of the shogunate in 1868 and the subsequent Meiji restoration, many painting styles current in Edo were practised along with Western-style oil painting and types that assimilated both Eastern and Western traditions.