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Exquisite Example of Japanese Scroll Painting on an Oriental Folding Screen with Gold Foil - perfect Valentine's Gift
Art Develops in Conjunction With Calligraphy
To the Western mind, calligraphy stands distinct from painting, but in Asia the two arts belong in the same category.
The stylized written word enhances and completes the painting of image, with or without the landscape, to form a unified presentation.
The Primacy of Calligraphy As An Art Form
Orientalists value calligraphy as an art form, often, but not always, combining the beautifully drawn letters into a painting, as an art element rather than merely as words.
While contemporary western painting may baffle the viewer who has little art education, Japanese artwork is designed to enhance a feeling of closeness with the viewer. Peace, not confrontation, is an acknowledged goal of traditional Asian art.
Gold and Silver
Japanese artists are fluent in the use of both gold foil and gold pigment.
In early ages Japanese artists selected images they knew, commonly from the religious images of Buddhism.
Adaptations from Others
Japanese painters and calligraphers found models in the Chinese art of their day, especially in scenes depicting landscapes, which they readily adopted as their own.
“their works were less varied in subject matter, color and materials. Their hopes and their triumphs offered nothing like the Western temptations to novelty, and their legacy is not easy for Western minds to understand.”
Asian painters' ambitions were not so much of the Western competitive, innovative, frame of mined- rather they sought a more philosophical goal, inviting contemplation.
Today it is not uncommon to see traditional and contemporary scenes on Japanese screen panels next to each other on the same folding screen. Read More
Tigres et dragons par Kano Sanraku
photo credit for both photographs: Left Side Screen Pairs With Screen Below
Right Side of Above Screen Set
Order of the Rising Sun Recipient Says:
“the highest achievements of Japanese art embody a unique way of experiencing the world, one with enormous potential to enrich the present”
An enduring quality of Japanese artworks, pointed out above by a Curator at the Smithsonian, James Ulak.
For decades he has played a highly meaningful role in deepening the understanding of Japanese artistic traditions in the English-language sphere and beyond, according to Yukio Lippit Harvard University professor and distinguished scholar in the field of Japanese painting.
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Gold Gilded Japanese Folding Screen
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Resources on Gilt Asian Folding Screens
A splendid example of a quality folding screen with gold foil components.
- Electic Gilt
Stunning exqmple of a coromandel screen.
- Barbara Weinberg, Curator on Perfection in Art
Ms.Weinberg presents an example of Asian Art Gilt screens as an example of how she judges the perfection of the work. Well worth a few minutes to view.
- Facts and Details
Read about Japanese painting for an enhanced presentation of the purpose and intentions of Japanese artists, to put your appreciation into perspective.
What Is The Color of Your Choices
Do you prefer gilded folding art screens, or photographic screens?
Decorate With Gilt Gold Leaf Screen
Calm elegance will order your room when you display this gorgeous 72" folding screen.