Wednesday, June 1, 2011
'peony flower & butterflies'
142.1cm x 79.5cm
Imperial Household Agency (Japan)
Jakuchu (1716-1800) was an eccentric Japanese painter of the mid-Edo Shogun period when Japan had closed its doors to the outside world.
He held strong ties to Zen Buddhist ideals.
A very common theme among his work is birds, in particular chickens and roosters.
Posted by merryhaha at 00:10