Let’s talk about ranks here
Emperor => large symbolic power (head hancho)
Samurai=> scholar-soldier second in command
Farmer/peasants=> have to pay a crapton of taxes
Choinin=> artist who are rich but unable to show that wealth. It started small but grew with time.
Lets talk chonin rules
Though there sappose to dress sobor colors/ live poorly that doesn’t mean they cant make or own small objects such as inro( like a fancy painted wodden purse.) and netsuke( wel crafted expensive small statues.)
Any relationships between japan and china?
Kano school of painting in which china’s attempt in teaching contienually in traditional chinese paintings with decorative/thems from the 16th century. In which the patrons for this were all weathly classes.
Bunjinga aka literati paintings formed built on amatur chinese style of painting based on calligraphy.
Native bunjinga schools emphased calligraphy as a marker of learning. Direct contact with vhinese painting through trade in Nagasaki.
Painting differeneces in kano school before and during tokugawa
Mostly chinese influence in terms of simplicity, brushwork and topics. Created bright pigments of the folded screens/sliding doors. A sense of dram/story
Example:screen with crane/bamboo by ano massnbu
Created gentle, contienutly and lavish paintings. Used japense themes
Example: tales of genji
What is bunjinga (literati painting?)
A poetry paiting that a more asymmetrical approach og paint style and arrangement of words on the scroll. Captires more of the thought of the bamboo rather tehn there love for china. Example:yangaisawa kien’s bamboo
ike taiga red cliffs made mostly of black ink that captures natural subjects. Telling a story about how the red mountains looked. Influenced by kano paintings and rimps paitngs in the 15th centuary.
He expiramented with s cross hatching etches reflecting the spiritual resonance of the artist.
Another artist who used literati painting would be hayano using haiku instead of normal poetry to correspond with his paintings. Example: black hawk and the two crows.
Yosa busona self taught painter who used the blend of brushwork/themes of chinese painting of caturing the natural world to make humorous paintings from his own poetry.
Ike gyokuran (wife of taiga) used ink paintings and Japanese poems to create poetic painting fans
What is asthetic value?
The lack of interest estimaton of an artists terms of selling artwork.
What is the asthetic values of bunjinga?
Created amateur scholar style paintings
Gave a new form of factual representations instead of idealized.
Made haiku, the result of japense exploration between wording and pictures through paintings.