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Landscape Painting: Smoke and Cloud / Tomo Katou - En-un
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- Tomo Katou
A member of the Nitten Exhibition
A disciple of Kibou Kodama and Gensou Okuda
- 725mm x 1500mm
- Roller End Material
- Artificial ivory
- Material of the Work
Tomo Katou is an excellent painter of “suiboku-ga” (ink painting) on silk in the contemporary Japanese-style painting world. He has created many excellent works. Tomo Katou used a very dark black “sumi” (ink) on silk. This secret technique was handed down by Kibou Kodama (his master 1898-1971) to him. Even Genjin Sugihara (1912-2009), who was Katou’s senior fellow disciple, couldn’t learn it. Painters who can use this technique effectively are rare in the contemporary Japanese-style painting world. It is the reason that Tomo Katou’s suiboku-ga on silk are highly regarded.
Kibou Kodama (1898-1971)
A Japanese-style painter. He was a member of the Japan Art Academy. He was a student prodigy of Gyokudou Kawai. He was a great master of the Japanese art world. He had many advanced painting techniques, and his style of suiboku-ga (Japanese ink painting) on silk was especially famous.
Genjin Sugihara (1912-2009)
A Japanese-style painter. He was a retired councilor of the “Nitten” Exhibition. He led the Japanese-style painting world after the 80s.