Japanese art: The Momoyama Period
Architectural sculpture was on a par with the unprecedented grandeur and ostentation achieved in painted screens of the Momoyama period (1568–1615). At this time constant warfare created a need for many great fortresses. Their interiors were lavishly decorated with screens painted in strong, thick colors against a gold background. The Kano family of artists succeeded in fusing the technique of Chinese ink painting with the decorative quality of Japanese art.
- 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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