Japanese art: Recent Japanese Art
In the mid-19th cent. a few print designers attained distinction, but no masters appeared to equal their predecessors. In the 20th cent. the majority of painters and sculptors were overwhelmingly influenced by Western styles. Contemporary Japanese painters such as Taikan Yokoyama and Kiyoteru Kuroda have received international acclaim. In lacquerware, ceramics, and textiles traditional forms have been retained, and modern Japanese pottery is widely esteemed.
- Early Works
- Buddhist and Chinese Influences
- The Nara Period
- The Fujiwara Period
- The Kamakura Period
- The Muromachi Period
- The Momoyama Period
- The Edo Period to the Twentieth Century
- Recent Japanese Art
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