japaneese art

Sekka chawan
Chawan (Tea Bowl)Painting by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)Ceramic by Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959)A ceramic tea bowl decorated with autumn grasses with signed and sealed tomobako.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 father was in service at the imperial palace in Kyoto - and studied art during a very delicate period of Japanese history: the transition between the old feudal system of the Edo period to the modern capitalistic one of the Meiji...

Maeda Josaku (1926 – 2007)Paysage Humain n° 14, 1960Oil on canvas, 65 x 100 cmSigned: Josaku Meda. 60.Singed on the back: "Paysage humain" N°14 / 7.1960 / Josaku MAEDA / à ParisExhibitions:Turin (Italy), Gissi Gallery, Collettiva, 1960Turin (Italy), Galatea Gallery, Josaku Maeda, 1960Literature:Luigi Carduccio, Josaku Maeda, Galatea Gallery ed, (Turin: 1960).Born in Toyama prefecture in 1926, Josaku Maeda graduated at the Mushino Art University in 1953 and in 1957 he achieved the first prize at the International Young Artist Exhibition. This event represented for Maeda...

Rakuchū Rakugai ZuViews of Kyoto

Edo period, mid 17th century

Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, colors, and gold on paper
Each 121 by 282 cm  Folding screens depicting the ancient capital city of Kyoto and its surroundings (rakuchū rakugai zu) are among the most popular genres of Japanese painting. The broad surfaces of folding screens (byōbu) were ideally suited to the panoramic cityscape, as they afforded artists opportunities both to present sweeping vistas of the capital and to focus on details of everyday life in the city. Kyoto screens first appear in documents in the...

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