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The Poetry of Nature in Japanese Art
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue,
New York, USA
Mar 06, 2018
Detail: John T. Carpenter, Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art, The Met
"Drawing on the Canon of Chinese Poetry in Literati Painting"
Painters of the so-called Literati (or Nanga) school, which flourished during the latter half of the Edo period (1615–1868), drew inspiration from ancient Chinese ink painting, calligraphy, and poetry to create a distinctive form of Japanese pictorial art. Such China-inspired paintings with literary associations or poetic inscriptions are introduced and interpreted.