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Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art

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The distinctive style of Japanese art known as Rinpa embraces bold, graphic renderings of natural motifs and formalized depictions of fictional characters, poets, and sages. An aesthetic that arose in Japan in the 16th century and flourished until modern times, the Rinpa school is celebrated for its use of lavish pigments and its references to traditional court literature and poetry. Central to the Rinpa aesthetic is the evocation of the natural world-especially animals and plants with literary connotations-as well as eye ...

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Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art
2012, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300184990

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