The Japanese painter Kitagawa Sosetsu (active 1639–1650) flourished during the early Edo period (1615–1868), a time in which renewed energy was infused into the arts. His brilliant compositions of floral themes show an indebtedness to his predecessor Tawaraya Sotatsu, whose painting style was later recognized as the foundation of the Rinpa school, which is associated with bold graphic representations of natural forms. Sosetsu’s Red and White Poppies
, a hanging scroll in the Museum’s collection, is executed in thick mineral pigments and gold. The design of our colorful floral top is adapted from Sosetsu’s original painted scroll.
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Art HistoryDuring the Edo period (1615–1868), the harshly controlled feudal society governed for over 250 years by the descendants of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542–1616), creativity came not from its leaders, a conservative military class, but from the two lower classes in the Confucian social hierarchy, the artisans and merchants. Although officially denigrated, they were free to reap the economic and social benefits of this prosperous age.