Unkoku School

Work of a line of painters descended from the famous artist Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506). Founded in Kyoto in Unkoku Togan (1547-1618), the school first focused on Kano school painting methods, but later left Kyoto to follow the brush style of Sesshu. The school survived until the 19th century.

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7908
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Unkoku School
Unkoku
Unkoku-school Dutch
Escuela Unkoku Spanish

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Refers to the work of a line of painters descended from the famous artist Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506). Founded in Kyoto in Unkoku Togan (1547-1618), the school first focused on Kano school painting methods, but later left Kyoto to follow the brush style of Sesshu. The school survived until the 19th century.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300018661. The J. Paul Getty Trust.