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Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hogai and the Search for Images

Chelsea Foxwell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226110806
eISBN:
9780226195971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195971.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, Western writers claimed to be witnessing the end of pure Japanese art and the beginning of a disappointing phase of westernized cultural hybrids. By the ... More


Introduction: Nihonga and the Historical Inscription of the Modern

Chelsea Foxwell

in Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hogai and the Search for Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226110806
eISBN:
9780226195971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195971.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japonisme in its earliest phase (until roughly 1900) is most commonly understood as the nineteenth-century Western discovery or even invention (per Oscar Wilde) of Japan. Yet members of the Japanese ... More


How Gendai Bijutsu Stole the “Museum”: An Institutional Observation of the Vanguard 1960s

Reiko Tomii

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the institutionalization of the avant-garde (zen’ei) as gendai bijutsu, or contemporary art, and specifically its ascent in the museum in the vanguard 1960s. During the vanguard ... More


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