Prominent patrons of art and formidable political entities.

A paragraph (3-5 sentences) explaining how the photograph relates to an element discussed in the unit. You should start by introducing and describing the image.

Then, you can either compare your image to a specific image from the required readings or lectures OR relate your chosen image to a broader concept discussed in the readings or lectures.

Your grade will be determined according to the clarity with which the comparison is made, and not on the artistic merits of your photograph. However, your photograph should illustrate the elements discussed in your paragraph and be legible (in focus).

I have attached below the painting they're talking about but you will also use this painting as the painting you will compare to with the photo I have attached below also.

The wall door paintings that once decorated the h?j? are preserved today in Japanese and overseas collections. Among them, two large panels depicting “Chinese Immortals” and the “Four Elegant Accomplishments” (above) belonged to Ry?anji’s main hall and once faced its rock garden.

They were removed from Ry?anji and sold in 1895 when Buddhism was persecuted during the new Meiji regime. These works entered the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1989.

Contrary to the austere monochrome ink paintings of landscapes and bird-and-flower paintings decorating the abbot’s quarters in Zen temples dating from the Muromachi period, they depict Chinese narrative themes rendered with extravagant colors on golden backgrounds.

This permits a glimpse into a radical shift in the interior program of the Zen monastery during the late Momoyama and early Edo periods, led by the rise of samurai warlords as prominent patrons of art and formidable political entities.

Prominent patrons of art and formidable political entities.

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