September 03, 2020
333 x 242 mm, mineral pigment on gold leaf
I really liked the idea of the juxtaposition of the leopard’s skin with Japanese decorative arts.
The Plum blossom, a beloved motif in Japanese aesthetics, is associated with elegance and sophistication.
Iki in Japanese aesthetics is an expression of simplicity, spontaneity, and originality. It is ephemeral, straightforward, measured, and unselfconscious, it is thought to have formed among the urbane mercantile class in the Edo period.
This is Nihonga, a Japanese-style painting. Gold leaf background and mineral pigments bound with niikawa.
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