posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 01:38 AM
Kanō Sanraku (1559 – September 30, 1635) was a Japanese painter also known as Kimura Heizō (his birth name), Shūri, Mitsuyori, and Sanraku.
Sanraku's works combine the forceful quality of Momoyama work with the tranquil depiction of nature, and they have a more refined use of color typical
of the Edo period.
Kanō Sanraku, (born 1559, Japan—died Oct. 30, 1635, Kyōto), sixth-generation member of the famous Kanō family of painters to the Japanese
He produced some of the greatest screen paintings of the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1574–1600). Sanraku was the disciple and adopted son of the leading
painter of the day, Kanō Eitoku, and like him excelled in large-scale decorative designs executed in bold, sweeping lines and brilliant colours
against gold-leaf backgrounds. He painted many folding screens and sliding panels, used to decorate the interiors of temples, castles, and palaces.
Much of Sanraku’s work still remains: “Birds of Prey,” on the screens in the J. Nishimura collection, Kumamoto City; legendary Chinese figures
on a pair of screens in the Tokyo National Museum; and “Trees, Flowers, and Tigers,” on the walls of the Tenkyū-in chapel, Kyōto (designated as
a national treasure). Sanraku also introduced a subject that became popular with later Kanō artists, historical figures selected from the Chinese
book Ti chien t’u shuo
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