art japanese

Shikishi con iris
Sekka Kamisaka (1866-1942)Shikishi with irisPigments on silkWith sign and seal used by the artist from 1925 to 194024 x 27 cmIn this shikishi is represented a beautiful deep blue iris. In Japan, the iris is the flower linked to men because the shape of this flower’s leaves recalls a sword. Sekka excelled in the small size works in which the different subjects are represented in full size.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artists who brought the traditional aesthetic in the western world. Sekka came from a samurai family - his...

Field of Pinks and Rising MoonA six-panel folding screen DATEMomoyama period, 17th centuryMEDIUMInk, colors, gold leaf, and silver on paperDIMENSIONS166 by 360 cm A field of wild pinks (nadeshiko; Dianthus superbus) blooms under a rising moon in this six-panel folding screen. The anonymous artist arranged the flowers, a relative of the carnation, in dense, rhythmical clusters in three horizontal registers in the lower half of the screen, above which clouds of gold leaf merge with the gilded sky. Interspersed between the layers of flowers are passages where flecks of silver foil, now...

Piccola teiera
Otagaki Regetsu e Kuroda KoryoTeapotOtagaki Rengestu (1791- 1875)Kuroda Koryo (1823-1895) with the artist’s seal5.7 x 12.8 cmLiterature:Poetry and Artwork from a Rustic Hut, Nomura Art Museum, Kyoto, 2014 pag 107The poem is incised by Otagaki Rengetsu (1791- 1875) while the teapot is by Kuroda Koryo (1823-1895) whose seal is impressed on the body of the pot, right to the spout. Made for steeped tea (sencha), the twin handles share the theme of two sprouts with the poem. The textured lid, patterned lid handle and intricately carved rim show Koryou’s unique sensibilities. ...

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