The Painting of Sadness? The Beginnings and Ends of Nihonga.

Chelsea Foxwell, assistant professor of Asian Art History at the University of Chicago confronts the definition of Nihonga and where its “category” begins and ends. She examines traditional Japanese paintings historical lineage, its position as a conceptual construct and validates its existence within a more global, contemporary worldview.

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2 comments on “The Painting of Sadness? The Beginnings and Ends of Nihonga.

  1. markrmalecki@aol.com says:

    Shinnen Omedito Judith! I hope you have a wonderful New Year. thanks for bringing this to my attention. I am going to stay up and watch this.

    Best Regards,

    Mark

    • Thank you Mark. She poignantly confronts a subject that I constantly wrestle with. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Are hybrid Nihonga works still Nihonga? How far a departure can there be and is the term Nihonga still valid within a Western contemporary art framework?

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