Animals - Sumi-e
Painting of animals In the subjective art of ink painting animals mostly have a symbolic meaning. Often they are not creatures of nature but imaginary creations, e.g. the dragon or phoenix. It is less the shape but more the meaning that is of importance to the artist: the tiger as symbol for worldly strength, the …
20 idées pour vous créez un magnifique jardin japonais
Envie de dépaysement ? Direction le Japon et ses beaux jardins. La rédaction a sélectionné pour vous des éléments typiques composant ces jardins.
Hishida Shunso (1874 – 1911, Japanese)
Hishida Shunso or Shunso Hishida (1874 – 1911, Japanese) his real name Hishida Miyoji, was a Meiji period painter and is known for his paintings of cats and developing a new painting genre called Nihonga. Born in Iida city, he soon moved to Tokyo to study with the artist Yuki Masaaki and eventually enrolled in the forerunner of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Shunso was employed by the Imperial Household Museum (Tokyo National Museum) to copy Buddhist paintings at…
Japanese tea cups, yunomi and guinomi
Aki Takahashi Japanese tea and sake cup terminology Trying to navigate the complex naming of the Japanese ceramic tea wares is a challenge but I will add a few terms here to help identify some of the pieces below. A chawan is simply a teacup without a handle primarily used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony for preparing and drinking Matcha (powdered green tea), but is also used for other types of tea as well. It can also refer to a bowl for rice where it is called a 'gohan chawan'. The word…
Sumi-e: Reach for the Moon II by catherinejao on DeviantArt
[Which do you prefer, this one in spontaneous style, or the 1st one in detail style? See the other one here: [link] --ed.] Original Sumi-e. From March 7... Sumi-e: Reach for the Moon II
Will Barnet | Abstract painter
Painter and printmaker Will Barnet (May 25, 1911 - November 13, 2012) has lived through every major artistic school in modern American art. He can remember watching John Singer Sergent paint murals on the ceiling of the Boston Public Library in the 1920s..
Contemporary Artist: Enoki Toshiyuki
I was recently searching the internet for images on the theme of Mermaids, Nereids, and/or Sea Nymphs for some ideas relating to a painting I am currently plotting out. Unfortunately the vast majority of the images that I came upon were either of the sickly-sweet “Little Mermaid” variety… … or one of the equally kitsch adolescent sci-fi/fantasy portrayals of an overly sexualized mermaid or sea nymph (as in nympho) pin-up rendered in airbrush or CGI: What I was thinking was something a bit…