Zen Paintings in Edo Japan (1600-1868)

Zen Paintings in Edo Japan (1600-1868)

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This book explores the playfulness reflected in the artwork of two prominent Japanese Zen monk-painters: Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837). Aviman elaborates on the nature of this particular artistic expression and identifies its sources, focusing on the lives of the monk-painters and their artwork. The author combines a holistic analysis of the paintings, i.e. as interrelated combination of text and image, with a contextualization of the works within their specific environments.Patronage was no longer given to Zen painters or to semi-professional artists at temples as it had been during the Muromachi period; instead, large-scale ... Basic principles as guidelines for paintings were written by one of Tanyua#39;s brothers.

Title:Zen Paintings in Edo Japan (1600-1868)
Author:Dr Galit Aviman
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-12-28


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