Tosa School

Work of a school of painting that specialized in the native Yamoto-e style from the early 15th to the later 19th century. Tosa School painters worked primarily for the imperial court and specialized in courtly themes and scenes from classical literature. The style is characterized by fine, delicate lines, attention to detail, lavish color, and flat, decorative compositions.

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7907
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Tosa School
Tosa
Tosa-school Dutch
Escuela Tosa Spanish

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Refers to the work of a school of painting that specialized in the native Yamoto-e style from the early 15th to the later 19th century. Tosa School painters worked primarily for the imperial court and specialized in courtly themes and scenes from classical literature. The style is characterized by fine, delicate lines, attention to detail, lavish color, and flat, decorative compositions. The Tosa style exerted a wide influence on other schools of painting, especially during the Edo period (1600-1868).

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300018660. The J. Paul Getty Trust.