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Sesshu

[ses-shoo] /sɛsˈʃu/
noun
1.
1420?–1506, Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and painter.
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Sesshu

/ˈsɛʃuː/
noun
1.
original family name Oda, also called Toyo. 1420–1506, Japanese landscape painter, who introduced the Chinese technique of ink painting on long scrolls to Japan
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artist of the Muromachi period, one of the greatest masters of the Japanese art of sumi-e, or monochrome ink painting. Sesshu adapted Chinese models to Japanese artistic ideals and aesthetic sensibilities. He painted landscapes, Zen Buddhist pictures, and screens decorated with birds, flowers, and animals. His style is distinguished for its force and vehemence of brush stroke as well as by its intensity of conception.

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