Posted by: softypapa | December 13, 2007

Japanese Ink Painting Sumi-e Suibokuga Calligraphy Wash

Japanese Ink Painting Sumi-e Suibokuga Calligraphy Wash Japan Hyotan Gourd Sumie Ink Nippon Nihon Softypapa Tokaido

Japanese Ink Painting Sumi-e Suibokuga Calligraphy Wash Japan Hyotan Gourd Sumie Ink Nippon Nihon Softypapa Tokaido

Japanese Ink Painting Sumi-e Suibokuga Calligraphy Wash Japan Hyotan Gourd Sumie Ink Nippon Nihon Softypapa Tokaido

Japanese Ink Painting Sumi-e Suibokuga Calligraphy Wash Japan Hyotan Gourd Sumie Ink Nippon Nihon Softypapa Tokaido 

Description

Antique Japanese ink and wash painting.  This form of painting is also sometimes called simply ‘wash’ painting and in Japanese is called sumi-e or suibokuga painting.  Using only brush-applied black ink on paper this type of painting was introduced into Japan in the 14th century by Zen Buddhist monks visiting from China.  This type of art is especially well suited to Japanese tastes which tend toward subtle depictions of life and nature often accented with poetry written in beautiful calligraphy.

About the Listed Item

The composition of this piece is exceptional and the brushwork and shading masterfully applied and executed.  This original piece depicts a still-life featuring a hyotan gourd and includes what may be a poem written in fine calligraphy though we are unable to make out the meaning.  The painting dates from the early to mid Showa period (1926-1989) or before and is in poor condition with tears, creases and wrinkles as well as stains and discoloration from age.  A wonderful candidate for framing and display.

Size*:
Height: 13.1 inches (33.5 centimeters)
Width: 2.9 inches (7.5 centimeters)
* These measurements are of the paper on which the painting is applied and do not include the border and mounting materials

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item code: R4S5B2-0003438
category code: nihonga calligraphyart
ship code: G6

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