The Guardians of Edo Avant-Garde
The Guardians of Edo Avant-Garde explores the works of Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603 – 1868) and their inspirations. During the Edo era, while a pacified Japan isolated itself from the world, audacious Japanese artists innovated stylization, abstraction, minimalism, surrealism, geometric composition and the illusion of 3-D. Their elegant originality is most striking in images of the natural world depicted on folding screens and scrolls by Sotatsu, Jakuchu, Tohaku, Korin, Okyo, Rosetsu and many others who left their art unsigned.
Co-producer & stills photographer.
Director and producer: Linda Hoaglund.