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MASANOBU (1434 - 1530), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MASANOBU (1434 - 1530), Painter

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Japanese, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 1434; died 1530.


Among the various 15th- and 16th-century movements that sought to assimilate the new wash technique that had come from China, the one that would have the greatest historical impact was the Kano School. Yet little is known about Masanobu, the founder of the line that would dominate official Japanese painting until 1868. The biography in the Honcho ashi

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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