Review of ‘Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano’ at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

April 6, 2015 9:44 PM

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Review of ‘Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano’ at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Favored by shoguns and aristocrats, the Kano school of painting lasted some 400 years.

Stepping into the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano,” we see only one object beckoning from the end of a long gallery: a gilded Japanese screen with two large pine trees in silhouette. One step farther, however, and we notice three small scrolls hanging on the right and a f...

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