antique japanese screens

Kanō school, early Edo period (1615-1868)17th centuryFour-folds screen; gold background140 by 255 cm The scene, in the typical style of the Kanō artists, depicts three cranes. The birds are surrounded by pine branches, sharp rocks and agitated waters, whose lines accentuate the dynamism and strength of the whole composition. The poses of the animals reflect the scene’s mood: very dynamic for the crane near the waterfall and more relaxed for the pair standing on the left on a plane ground by calm waters.Pines (matsu) often occur in Japanese art as a symbol of longevity. In this...

Composizione con bambù
Folding screen with bambooMaio Motoko (1948 - )183 x 513 cmThirteen-panel screen Washi paper, fabric and pigmentsThe screen is composed by thirteen panels of graduating size (57.5 cm to 21.5 cm) decorated on both sides. One side represents a bamboo forest, with parallel applied papier-mâché bamboo plants, while the back is an abstract design with a silver irregular band on a cobalt blue background of antique fabrics and paper. This screen perfectly shows Maio’s ability in mastering materials in order to create tactile surfaces and strong compositions, rough and delicate at the same time...

A six-panel folding screen DATEMid Edo Period (1615-1867)MEDIUMIInk, pigments, and gofun on a gold groundDIMENSIONS66 by 221 cm Small and elegant screen decorated with an ideal landscape where various species of flowers and plants are portrayed. In the background, golden clouds are realized in gold-foil or flakes, depending on their distance. Price band: 5,000€ - 10,000€Screen for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number:867  

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