The Art of Kano Tanyu Essay by Master Researcher

The Art of Kano Tanyu
Explores the function of patronage and aesthetics in the art of 17th century Japanese artist Kano Tanyu.
# 33679 | 1,150 words | 3 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 06, 2003 in Art (Artists) , Art (History)

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This essay - discussing the life and art of Kano Tanyu (1602-1674) - will argue that Tanyu represents a classic example of the function of patronage in the production of art. In 17th century Japan the styles and subjects of art differed depending upon the class who were to be the designated audience for the art. The Kano family had tied its fortunes to the ruling Tokugawa clan from an early date; Tanyu's artist father having moved to Edo at the order of the shogun.

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