Japanese Painting and National Identity: Okakura Tenshin and His Circle

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This is the first monograph in English to address the art and philosophy of a group of painters regarded as seminal figures in the development of modern Japanese painting. Lead by the outspoken and widely published art critic Okakura Tenshin, a group of mostly Tokyo-based painters took on nothing less than the modernization of traditional Japanese painting. The painters who looked to Okakura Tenshin as their leader saw themselves not just as artists but as servants of the nation. Their task, they believed, was to give ...

Japanese Painting and National Identity: Okakura Tenshin and His Circle 2004, U of M Center for Japanese Studies, Ann Arbor, MI

ISBN-13: 9781929280179

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