art japanese

A pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gofun and gold leaf on paperKyoto Kano (Kyō-Kano) SchoolAttributed to Kano Sansetsu (1590-1651)Signature: SansetsuSeal: Jasokuken170 by 375 cm A gnarled cherry tree in full bloom and a snow-covered willow tree frame the composition of this pair of folding screens depicting flowers and trees in the four seasons. Red and white azaleas and low-growing bamboo grass (kumazasa) beneath the cherry tree complement the seasonal imagery of its pearly blossoms, while pink and white sasanquas and some sprays of marlberry (yabukōji) add touches of...

Hanging scroll, ink, and pigments on paper. Painting: 134 by 30,5 cmMounts: 200 x 48 cm This painting represents a man waiting under a dark tree. The composition is extremely simple but suggestive. The artist, with few elements, can, in fact, create a vivid and dynamic scene, based on the tension between the strong ink stain that renders the tree and the elegant figure of the man, dressed in an aristocratic robe.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...

Signed “Hizen kuni Saga Ju Masahiro”肥前國佐賀住正廣Edo period, Circa 1640NBTHK Juyō Tōken  MeasuresNagasa [lenght]: 70.2 cmMotohaba: 2.8 cm, sakihaba: 2 cmKasane [thickness]: 5.8 mmSori [curvature]: 1.82 cm Sugata [configuration]Shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune, elongated chu-kissaki (3.6 cm) Kitae [forging pattern]Ko-itame hada with thick jinie and chikei Hamon [tempering pattern]: Nie-deki gunome and ō-gunome midare mixed to choji midare, the thick nioiguchi shows sunagashi, kinsuji, yo and ashi. Bōshi [point]Round at the end with hakikake kaeri...

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