Kano school

Kano school

Japanese painting style of the 15th–19th centuries. It was practiced by a family of artists that served the Ashikaga shoguns of the Muromachi period and also Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and the shoguns of the Tokugawa period. Bold, large-scale designs were executed on the folding screens and sliding panels that acted as space dividers in the castles of the day. Chinese-style ink painting was blended with polychromatic Yamato-e (“Japanese painting”); some artists used a background of gold leaf for even more striking effects.

This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on Kano school, visit Britannica.com.

Seen & Heard

What made you look up Kano school? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More