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Creator Name: Buson, Yosa
Creator Nationality: Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1716 - 1783
Creator Name-CRT: Yosa Buson
Title: Snow Landscape
Title Type: Primary
Creation Start Date: 1770
Creation End Date: 1779
Creation Date: c. 1770s
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions: Image: 174.6cm x 67.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1997.111
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. A. Dean Perry
Context: Buson is recognized in Japanese literary history as one of the country's greatest poets. He was also an accomplished painter who revolutionized the 18th-century "scholar-painting" school by introducing new subject matter and a more personalized brush style. Like most literati painters who were schooled in the Chinese classics, his early paintings invariably depicted historical subjects in a precise manner. By the 1770s, however, he developed a looser, more expressive brush manner distinctly his own. Although undated, the painting's exuberant style suggests that this snow scene dates from that time. One of the artist's seals reads: "flung ink gives life to brush lines."
AMICA ID: CMA_.1997.111
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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