Painters as Envoys : Korean Inspiration in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Nanga
Burglind JungmannISBN: 0691114633; 9780691114637;
Book Description It is well known that Japanese literati painting of the eighteenth century was inspired by Chinese styles that found their way to Japan through trade relations. However, because Japanese and American art historians have focused on Japanese-Chinese ties, the fact that Japan also maintained important diplomatic--and aesthetic--relations with Korea during the same period has long been neglected. This richly illustrated, cogently argued book examines the role of Korean embassies in shapingthe new Japanese literati style, known as Nanga in Japan. Burglind Jungmann describes the eighteenth-century Korean-Japanese diplomatic exchange and the circumstances under which Korean and Japanese painters met. Since diplomatic relations were conducted on both sides by scholars with a classical Chinese education, Korean envoys and their Japanese hosts shared a deep interest in Chinese philosophy, literature, calligraphy, and painting. Texts, such as Ike Taiga's letter...