Kose Kanaoka

Kose Kanaoka

▪ Japanese painter

born 802?
died 897?, Japan

      first major secular artist in Japan. Information concerning his life and works is sketchy, and his last documented painting was destroyed by fire in the 17th century.

      Active during the formative days of the aristocratic culture of the Heian period (794–1185), he was reputed to have moved beyond Chinese-inspired subject matter and techniques and to have forged a new style of painting that was uniquely Japanese. As the scion of an aristocratic family, he held court rank and the office of director of the imperial garden. As a painter, he excelled in landscapes, portraits of officials, and animals. It is said that his lines, although thin and delicate, possessed much strength and vitality and that his horses and dragons were so realistic that they seemed to come to life and escape from the paintings. While there are no extant paintings that can be positively identified as his work, his name is so esteemed that many paintings of merit have been attributed to him, including the famed portrait of Sugawara Michizane, a contemporary scholar-statesman.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kose Kanaoka — was a ninth century Japanese artist, who was a proponent of the artistic styles of the Tang dynasty of China. Though few of his works have survived, he is known to have painted landscapes and portraits. He founded the Kose school of art, which is …   Wikipedia

  • Yamato-e — (大和絵) is a style of Japanese painting inspired by Tang dynasty paintings and developed in the late Heian period. It is considered the classical Japanese style. From the Muromachi period(15th century), this term Yamato e has been used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Yamato-e — Escena del Genji Monogatari, siglo XII …   Wikipedia Español

  • Precursor of Japanese Art — Kose no Kanaoka …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Japanische Kunst — (hierzu die Tafeln »Japanische Kultur und Kunst I III«). Da die Natur des häufig von Erdbeben heimgesuchten Landes und der Mangel an geeignetem Baumaterial der Errichtung von Monumentalbauten große Schwierigkeiten bereitet, hat sich von… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”