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Creator Nationality: Japan or Korea, Muromachi Period (1392-1573)
Creator Name-CRT: Japan or Korea, Muromachi Period (1392-1573)
Title: Bamboo in Rain
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1500
Creation End Date: 1599
Creation Date: 1500s
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: Hanging scroll; ink on silk
Dimensions: Overall: 95.2cm x 39.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1975.71.1
Credit Line: Gift in memory of Mrs. Samuel Savage
Style or Period: Japan or Korea, Muromachi Period (1392-1573)
Context: East Asian paintings from China, Korea, and Japan were frequently conceived as sets of multiple images. These sets might have been composed for specific palace or temple rooms, or to portray a specific theme, such as the four seasons. Over time, the original intent of such sets is often lost through damage, changes in ownership, or a variety of other reasons. The identity of the artist can also be lost, but then, sometimes, retrieved.This pair of ink paintings has traditionally been labeled as Japanese and attributed to the 16th-century painter Genga. Since there are no seals or signature of the artist on the paintings, this attribution is based on comparisons of brushstyle with paintings known to be by Genga. More recent study indicates that although the 16th century is an appropriate timeframe for the pair, the precise cultural identity of the artist is not certain after all. The dark, eccentric shapes of the rocks and bamboo clusters and the dramatic tonal contrasts evident throughout the composition point to either a Korean artist or to Korean influence upon a Japanese painter of the period.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1975.71.1
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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