The Easel

Japan’s Kano art dynasty showcased in Philadelphia

As da Vinci and Michelangelo were enjoying prominence in Renaissance Europe, the Kano family was emerging as the most influential group of painters in shogunate Japan. With genius painters appearing in a succession of generations, this family dominated the evolution of Japanese art for nearly four centuries.  “…probably the greatest exhibition of Japanese art anywhere in the world this year (and the finest ever devoted to Kano painters)”