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

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

BIRDS & FLOWERS IN ART A VISUAL SONG OF COLOR 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 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Ito Jakuchu---The Phoenix Rises

Arts Everyday Living: Ito Jakuchu—The Phoenix Rises

  Old Pine Tree and White Phoenix, along with the 29 other silk scrolls of the Colorful Realm of Living Beings, is now showing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.  Ito Jakuchu (1715-1800) is the artist and the phoenix he depicted below represented a special creative challenge.  For according to Jakuchu: “Flowers, […]

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