japaneese art

Tea Bowl​ CERAMICKiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959)DECORATIONKamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)DATEEarly 20th centuryMEDIUMCeramicDIMENSIONS Height: 7 cm; diameter: 9.6 cm  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...

Momoyama to Edo period, 17th centurySix-panel folding screenInk, colors, gold leaf and gold flakes on paper170 by 379 cm The grapevine is painted heavy with fruit, on a bamboo trellis behind a bamboo fence by small hills and a flowing stream. The dense clouds behind and over the grapevine are depicted using gold leaf, while the land is made with gold flakes over green and the water is painted with lines on the natural paper of the screen’s folds.Although grapes were found in Japan in very early times, it was not until the arrival of Buddhism that they appear in artwork. During the...

Ink, pigments, gofun and gold on paperEdo Period, 17th -18th centuryEach 121 x 284 cm Written in the early eleventh century by the court lady Murasaki Shikibu, the story of the life and loves of the fictitious Prince Genji has endured for nearly one thousand years as the epitome of the classical Japanese novel. Throughout this time, the Tale of Genji has had an enormous impact on Japanese art. During the Edo period, classical themes such as Genji enjoyed a resurgence of popularity, and these two screens are a testament to the care and precision with which artists rendered the detail of...

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