japanese screens antique

Flowers of the four seasonsA pair of six-panel folding screen  DATEEdo Period (1615-1867), 19th centuryMEDIUMInk, color and gold flakes on paperDIMENSIONS138 by 304 cmNOTESSealed by the artist in red ink This pair of screens belongs to a genre of lyrical paintings of flowers, grasses, and other plants that flourished around the middle of the seventeenth century and became a specialty of the Sôtatsu studio. The use of a rather complex composition of clusters of flowers and the puddling of ink was initiated by Tawaraya Sôtatsu, the founder of the Rimpa school, who was active from 1600...

Poppies Six-panel folding screens SCHOOLRinpa SchoolDATEEdo period, 17th centuryMEDIUMInk, color and gold leaf on paperDIMENSIONS112 by 280 cm  Six-panel Japanese folding screen representing some poppies on a golden ground. The poppies are all completely white excepts for tree red flower that sprouts in the left part of the composition and some chrysanthemums in the center.The term Rimpa (or Rinpa) derives from the combination of the last syllable of Kōrin’s name and the world ha (converted into pa), which means “school”. It was used to describe a highly...

Chrysanthemums and daisiesA pair of six-panel folding screens SCHOOLRinpa SchoolDATEEdo Period (1615-1867),19th centuryMEDIUMInk, gold color on paperDIMENSIONS170.5 by 370 cm The two screens show Chrysanthemums and daisies of various sizes close to a fence. The composition is executed with a rich green foliage over a gold background and the only external element is the plain fence, designed in pale gold.The leaves are colored using the tarashikomi, a classic Rinpa technique in which pale black ink or a color is brushed onto an area of a painting and then either darker ink, or the...

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