Arts Everyday Living: Birds & Flowers in Art–A Visual Song of Color

BIRDS & FLOWERS IN ART

A VISUAL SONG OF COLOR

Ito Jakuchu, Colorful Realm of Living Beings, c. mid-18th century, silk scroll, Imperial Household Agency, Tokyo, Japan

Ito Jakuchu, Colorful Realm of Living Beings, c. mid-18th century, silk scroll, Imperial Household Agency, Tokyo, Japan

Tis my faith that every flower

Enjoys the air it breathes!

William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads

Japanese artist Ito Jakuchu (1715-1800) created the incomparable 30 panel silk scroll master work, Colorful Realm of Living Beings, during the Edo period. The personal and expressive Lyrical Ballads* of English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) helped to launch the Romantic period in art.

*Co-authored with Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

 

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