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Waves

Ogata Korin (1658-1716) Edo period


Two-fold screen, ink and colors on paper, H. 57 7/8 in., W. 65 1/8 in. From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1927.

 

"The Japanese feeling for nature is obvious here as is Korin's ability to transform it into a rhythmic bold stylization. The design is really the abstract essence of a wave and Korin expresses this imaginative design with supremely controlled brushwork. The theme is universal but this particular expression is characteristically Japanese." (1)


1. "Fifty Centuries of Masterpieces"
(Metropolitan Museum of Art) 1970.

 

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Original format: Single sheet printed on both sides, 6 by 6 3/4 inches.

 
 
 

 

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