|GATAN KEIROKU 画譚鶏肋|
|KEY WORD : art history / paintings|
|Lit. Worthless Discussion of Painting. A late 18c three-volume treatise on painting by sinophile, Southern School *nanga 南画 artist Nakayama Kouyou 中山高陽 (1717-80). Dated to 1775 in the preface, the work criticizes the *Kanouha 狩野派 for rigidity of training and style, and praises nanga painting. Following Dong Qiqang's (Jp: Tou Kishou 董其昌, 1555-1636) theory, without mentioning it by name, Kouyou divides artists into professionals *eshi 絵師 and literati (see *bunjinga 文人画), criticizing the former and praising the latter. The work presents a desultory discussion of Chinese and Japanese painters and paintings as well as various painting subjects. It is reproduced in Sakazaki Tan 坂崎坦, ed., NIHON GARON TAIKAN 日本画論大観 vol. 1, pp. 839-76.|
(C)2001 Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System. No reproduction or republication without written permission.