Posted by: softypapa | November 15, 2007

Vintage Japanese Shikishi Art Sumi-e Sumie Calligraphy

Description

Vintage Japanese ink and wash calligraphy art  print on hard-backed shikishi rectangular paper.  This form of art 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

This beautiful Japanese shikishi calligraphy art print is less than 40 years old and is in fair condition with stains and some discoloration from age and is a wonderful candidate for framing and display.

Size:
Height: 10.5 inches (27.0 centimeters)
Width: 9.4 inches (24.0 centimeters)

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item code: R3S1B1-0003338
category code: nihonga calligraphyart
ship code: shikishihako

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