Philadelphia Museum exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano, June 2015

At the beginning of this year  Phiadelphia museum has held an exhibition about the Kano painters - Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano, displaying various artpieces of the famous lineage of artists whose signature were large-scale paintings with oversize animals, figures, ans landscapes set against a background of lustrous gold leaf. 

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Here is a video of Philadelphia artist Diane Pieri showing how the Kano painters traditionally used gold leaf in their works.