Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Jakuchu Ito

Chrysanthemums by a stream, with rocks
Japanese hanging scroll painting on silk fabric
Collection of Imperial Household Agency

Japanese painter of the mid-Edo-Shogun period (1600-1868) when Japan had closed its doors to the outside world.
His training in paintings was mostly derived from inspirations from nature and from examining Chinese paintings at Zen temples.
Many of his works display a great degree of experimentation with perspective, and with other very modern stylistic elements.