Japanese Nanga Artists
The concept of "literati" cannot be ignored in the studies of Japanese nanga and Japanese literati painting. There are great differences between Chinese and Japanese concepts of "literati". Throughout the Japanese history, there was no such a clear cultural class as the Chinese literati. Unlike Chinese literati painting, which had an intrinsic social nature and had a social class with special cultural tastes as its source of influence, Japanese nanga existed merely as a school of painting. The cultural class in Japan mainly consisted of monks, nobles and warriors in pre-Edo times and had merchants as new members by the late Edo period. These artists had varying purposes and tastes for painting. Therefore, their roles in the development of nanga were different. To a certain extent, they contributed to the Japanese transformation of Chinese literati painting of the Ming to Qing period in the form of nanga.
【CateGory Index】： J209.313