■What is "the old school"?■
The term "the old school" indicates the artists and their works in the first half of the Meiji era. "The old school" artists tried to represent things realistically and three-dimensionally using traditional European painting chiaroscuro and perspective techniques, striving for a new viewpoint.
Main artists of "the old school"
Foriegn artists influencing "the old school"
right：Harvest, ASAI Chu below：Puppet Theater, GOSEDA Yoshimatsu