Posted by Diego Blasco Cruces (126.96.36.199) on February 08, 2011 at 14:27:04:
I am researching about the caricaturesque style of to the human figures that appear, for exemple, in the landscapes of Hiroshige or Hokusai and in some giga of Kuniyoshi (as the series Omou ni kanai Fukusuke).
Theodore R. Bowie, Hokusai and the comic Tradition in the japanese painting (1960), indicates that the origin of the cartoonish style of these human figures dating back to the famous emaki Choju jinbutsu giga, attributed to the monk Toba Sojo (1053-1140) ,and other emakimono of the Heian period.
Theodore R Bowie also notes that ehon toba-e artists like Nichosai or Hasegawa Mitsunobu or influenced the way as the popular classes are reflected in the fukeiga and giga by ukiyo-e authors .
My questions are:
1. Where I can get information about ehon Toba-e?
2. Do artists who developed the style toba-e belong to the shijo school?
3. Do these artsits were directly inspired by the famous emaki Choju jinbutsu giga? If yes, how they access to these rolls?
Thank you very much for the help.
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