art japanese

Two-fold screenInk, pigments and gofun on gilt silk.Signed: Sekka Hitsu with seal YoshitakaCirca 1920-40189 by 177,5 cm The screen depicts three varieties of chrysanthemums. Symbol of the imperial court, the chrysanthemum represents longevity and goodwill. Because of its auspicious meaning, the flower frequently appears on Japanese artworks of every kind.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artist who brought the traditional aesthetic in western world. Sekka came from a samurai family - his father was in service at the imperial palace in Kyoto...

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...

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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