Kakunen Tsuruoka, 1892-1977
dragonfly on lotus
ink and color on light brown cardstock; signed Kakunen ga with artist's round seal Bokutei, with oval Tsuruoka family seal on verso, n.d., ca. 1920s
20 1/2 by 10 in., 52 by 25.5 cm
The beautiful pooling of green, black, and brown pigment on the surface of the lotus leaves is an example of Kakunen's masterful use of tarashikomi (lit. 'dripping in''), a technique of manipulating layers of wet paint and ink which is associated with traditional Rinpa-style painting.
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site last updated
October 21, 2021
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
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