28/10/2018 0 Comments
when yōga isn't yoga
Came across a yoga homonym in this article, which turned out to be about western art in Japan. Apparently, in Japanese, yō 洋 means 'Western' as opposed to wa 和, which means 'Japanese'. Yōga is a Western style painting movement in modern Japan and Nihonga is the Japanese equivalent. Thanks Justin B. Stein
1. artist who produces Western-style paintings
2. Yōga (art)Yōga or literally "Western-style paintings" is a term used to describe paintings by Japanese artists that have been made in accordance with Western (European) traditional conventions, techniques and materials. The term was coined in the Meiji period, to distinguish such works from indigenous traditional Japanese paintings, or Nihonga .
Read “Yōga (art)” on English Wikipedia
Read “洋画家” on Japanese Wikipedia
Read “Yōga (art)” on DBpedia
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