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White-Robed Kannon / Nakajima Kakō - Byakui Kannon
- Product ID
- Nakajima Kakō
In 1947, born in Gifu pref. Frequent prize winner at the Nitten, the Nisshunten, the Inten exhibitions, etc.
- 710mm x 1890mm
- Roller End Material
Decorative wood coated with black "urushi" (lacquer)
- Material of the Work
- JPY 120,000
- Stock Condition
- In stock
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Kannon has been worshiped in Japan since ancient times and has been often depicted in paintings. Especially, The White-Robed Kannon Painting which is said to have been depicted by Kanō Motonobu (the second of the Kanō school, 1476-1559), who built up the foundation for the prosperity of the Kanō school, the largest group of painters in Japan, is stored at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It shows the history of that theme.
This work is a painting of White-robed Kannon by Nakajima Kakō, a Japanese style painter in the modern time. In a mysterious atmosphere, Kannon trying to save people is beautifully depicted by his great painting techniques. The merciful expression of Kannon Bodhisattva would be the uniqueness of Nakajima, who specialized in figure paintings. The fluttering lotus petals also give a sense of dynamism, which emphasizes the holiness of the White-robed Kannon. This is a masterpiece that makes appreciators feel the outstanding drawing skill of Nakajima Kakō here and there.