dami-e  濃絵
KEY WORD : art history / paintings
1 The traditional term for kinpeki nousaiga 金碧濃彩画, a painting which has strong colors, particularly mineral pigments such as ultramarine *gunjou 群青 or copper green *rokushou 緑青, that are applied thickly to a gold or silver foil background.

2 A style of painting that employs bright colors. Dami-e was popularly employed for screen and sliding door paintings *shouheiga 障屏画 of the Momoyama period when an interest in castle-building increased the popularity of large, brightly colored decorative paintings. This style came to represent the period and was widely disseminated in the screen paintings of temples and wealthy residences.


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