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The Resource Colorful realm : Japanese bird-and-flower paintings by Itō Jakuchū, Yukio Lippit with Ōta Aya, Oka Yasuhiro, and Hayakawa Yasuhiro ; photography by Shirono Seiji

Colorful realm : Japanese bird-and-flower paintings by Itō Jakuchū, Yukio Lippit with Ōta Aya, Oka Yasuhiro, and Hayakawa Yasuhiro ; photography by Shirono Seiji

Label
Colorful realm : Japanese bird-and-flower paintings by Itō Jakuchū
Title
Colorful realm
Title remainder
Japanese bird-and-flower paintings by Itō Jakuchū
Statement of responsibility
Yukio Lippit with Ōta Aya, Oka Yasuhiro, and Hayakawa Yasuhiro ; photography by Shirono Seiji
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A much-anticipated harbinger of spring, the cherry blossom is also exemplary of the Japanese artistic aesthetic--a delight in simple, natural beauty and an attentiveness to the changing seasons. This spring will mark the centennial of Japan's gift of three thousand cherry trees to Washington, DC, and this sumptuously illustrated catalogue is the companion to a celebratory exhibition at the National Gallery of Art featuring the work of Ito Jakuchu. Jakuchu (1716-1800), a wealthy wholesaler and talented painter, is, in Japan, the most recognized artist of the premodern era. His thirty-scroll set of bird-and-flower paintings titled Colorful Realm of Living Beings is a renowned cultural treasure, one of the most beautiful and skilled examples of how the natural world is depicted and symbolized in Japanese art. Presenting gorgeous flora and fauna in meticulous detail, the scrolls are reunited here with Jakuchu's triptych of the Buddha Sakyamuni from the Zen monastery Shokokuji in Kyoto. This stunning volume reproduces these masterpieces of Edo-period art and complements them with extensive background material on their significance. Recent conservation of the scrolls has revealed new information about the materials and techniques used by Jakuchu, and those findings are discussed in the volume, offering a multifaceted understanding of the artist's virtuosity and innovation as a painter. As the first English-language examination and overseas display of Jakuchu's Colorful Realm in its entirety, the book and exhibition will offer new audiences a chance to encounter this landmark work-- generously lent by the Imperial Household Agency, Tokyo. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Lippit, Yukio
Dewey number
759.952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1059.I79
LC item number
A64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Japan
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
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  • Itō, Jakuchū
  • Birds in art
  • Flowers in art
Label
Colorful realm : Japanese bird-and-flower paintings by Itō Jakuchū, Yukio Lippit with Ōta Aya, Oka Yasuhiro, and Hayakawa Yasuhiro ; photography by Shirono Seiji
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, The Imperial Household Agency, and Nikkei, Inc., in association with the Embassy of Japan
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Catalogue / Yukio Lippit -- Colorful Realm of Living Beings: Juxtaposition, Naturalism, and Ritual / Yukio Lippit -- Jakuchu's Kyoto -- Shokokuji -- Natural History and Colorful Realm -- Ritual Contexts -- Jakuchu's Seals -- The Rediscovery of Jakuchu -- Jakuchu's Legacy: The Artist's Masterpiece and Its Influence / Ota Aya -- The Imperial Household Collection -- The Original Icon -- Jakuchu's Innovations -- The Verso of Representation -- Yukio Lippit -- Traditional Paintings in Japan: Materiality, Structure, and Conservation / Oka Yasuhiro -- On the Colorants / Hayakawa Yasuhiro
Control code
1363217
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xv, 223 p.
Isbn
9780894683756
Lccn
2011048686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1363217
  • (Sirsi) 1363217
  • (OCoLC)762688537
Label
Colorful realm : Japanese bird-and-flower paintings by Itō Jakuchū, Yukio Lippit with Ōta Aya, Oka Yasuhiro, and Hayakawa Yasuhiro ; photography by Shirono Seiji
Publication
Note
The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, The Imperial Household Agency, and Nikkei, Inc., in association with the Embassy of Japan
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Catalogue / Yukio Lippit -- Colorful Realm of Living Beings: Juxtaposition, Naturalism, and Ritual / Yukio Lippit -- Jakuchu's Kyoto -- Shokokuji -- Natural History and Colorful Realm -- Ritual Contexts -- Jakuchu's Seals -- The Rediscovery of Jakuchu -- Jakuchu's Legacy: The Artist's Masterpiece and Its Influence / Ota Aya -- The Imperial Household Collection -- The Original Icon -- Jakuchu's Innovations -- The Verso of Representation -- Yukio Lippit -- Traditional Paintings in Japan: Materiality, Structure, and Conservation / Oka Yasuhiro -- On the Colorants / Hayakawa Yasuhiro
Control code
1363217
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xv, 223 p.
Isbn
9780894683756
Lccn
2011048686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1363217
  • (Sirsi) 1363217
  • (OCoLC)762688537

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