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Kanō Eitoku

Kanō Eitoku

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Kanō Eitoku

February 16, 1543, Kyoto – October 12, 1590

Kanō Eitoku (狩野 永徳) was a Japanese painter who lived during the Azuchi–Momoyama period of Japanese history and one of the most prominent patriarchs of the Kanō school of Japanese painting.

His signal contribution to the Kanō repertoire was the so-called monumental style (taiga), characterized by bold, rapid brushwork, an emphasis on foreground, and motifs that are large relative to the pictorial space. 

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