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Bush Clover & Chinese Bellflower / Ibaraki Shunzan - Hagi ni kikyō
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- Ibaraki Shunzan
A Japanese-style painter. In 1949, born in Ōsaka pref. Member of the Shunkō Bijutsuin. A frequent prize winner. Specialized in landscape paintings and flowers & birds paintings.
- 510mm x 1930mm
- Roller End Material
- Material of the Work
- Japanese Paper
- JPY 40,000
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- In stock
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The Zen phrase saying, “Ichizitsu no seikan ichizitsu no fuku” means, “Free from worldly affairs, put yourself in a quiet place and spend a day in peace. What can this happiness and peace be compared to?” Zen considers mind tranquility as important to achieve enlightenment. This is a phrase that explains the importance of this mind tranquility, that being able to live in such an environment is in itself a blessing.
In this work, a Japanese-style painter Ibaraki Shunzan wrote the Zen words in the margins above the bush clovers and the Chinese bellflowers, painted using the *mokkotsu technique. Has Ibaraki Shunzan created this work in gratitude for the silence of a long autumn night? Through it, the audience is possibly reminded of the importance of calming the mind and looking at oneself.
*Mokkotsu: A technique where the object is expressed by the shading of sumi ink or color rather than by using outlines (koppō.) It is widely known as a technique for kachō-ga (paintings of flowers and birds).