|Kan'ei bunka 寛永文化|
|KEY WORD : art history / general terms|
culture. The culture of the Kan'ei era (1624-44) and by extension that of
the whole early Edo period *Edo
jidai 江戸時代. The Kan'ei culture is characterized by two major
artistic trends: aristocratic art, represented by the works of official
schools of artists *Kanouha
狩野派 and *Tosaha 土佐派, and
supported by warriors and courtiers; and the art of townspeople, patricularly
rich merchants in Kyoto, which is represented by the decorative art of Soutatsu
宗達 (ca 1640) and other *Rinpa
琳派 artists as well as anonymous genre paintings. This style originated in
Kyoto but later moved to Edo, where bourgeios culture flourished throughout
the remainder of the Edo period.
|*Genroku bunka 元禄文化|
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