JAPANESE PAINTING STYLES
Haiga Poetry painting. Abbreviated playful painting, matching equally abbreviated haiku poems. A style often practiced by amateurs.
Kanô The official government painting style in Edo as well in Kyoto. Based on the Chinese styles from the Muromachi period. Painting in the broken-ink technique (hoboku) and adding color to traditional subjects.
Kishi A mixture of Nagasaki, Kanô and Maruyama-Shijô painting styles with a very characteristic brush stroke.
Maruyama A painting style developed by Maruyama Ôkyo, emphasizing the artists study of and response to nature.(Shaseiga).
Muromachi A school that originated under the influence of the Chinese Sung and Yang dynasty paintings brought to Japan by Zen monks in the 14th century.
Nagasaki-e Painting style influenced by the Chinese (and the Dutch) at Nagasaki.
Nanga Or Bunjinga, a literati painting style worshipping things Chinese, includes painting and poetry, and prizing amateur status.
Nihonga A 'native' Japanese style developed in the Meiji period by teachers at the newly established academies. Mixed traditional Japanese styles mixed with Western techniques. Marked differences apparent between the Tokyo and Kyoto based Nihonga artists.
Rimpa Decorative painting style.
Shijô Closely related to Maruyama painting, but slightly more poetic, less restricted and with a more daring brush.
Tosa Or Yamato-e style. The official court painting style, specialized in Japanese subjects. Colorful miniature like brushwork with a long tradition of panting hand scrolls (emaki). Revival in the beginning of the 19th century.
Ukiyo-e Paintings of urban life, with a particular emphasis on the pleasures of the 'floating world': prostitution, fashion, kabuki, sumo and other recreations.
Zenga Paintings, but more often calligraphies by Zen priests and laymen
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Nanga / bunjin
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