This year is the 400th anniversary year of Rinpa/琳派!
The exhisbition of Rinpa is held now (End on 23th November) in Kyoto National Museum. Rinpa is the art school that Honami Koetsu/本阿弥光悦 & Tawaraya Sotatsu/俵屋宗達 is told as the origin. Rinpa is categorised as the characteristic which focus on acrobatic composition and shape. In the artists of Rinpas‘, there is no connection likorigin. As the characteristic of art, Rinpa is categorised ordinary master and trainer. They just saw artwork of the past artists, respected and followed the characteristic.
This picture is one of the parts of Emaki(Rolled painting), which has 13.56m long, the collaboration work of Sotatsu and Koetsu.
I love to watch that! It’s mixed aggressiveness and fineness like breathing.
Honami Koetsu is like the art producer and multi artist, made many arty Chawan/茶碗(tea cup) and other crafts and he is famous about one of the best good hand writers.
End of the age, he was given the land from Tokugawa Ieyasu/徳川家康 and built the artists village,“Koetsu-mura/光悦村“ in North of Kyoto.
Fujin Raijin-zu (Wind God and Thunder God Screens) is one of the most famous works by Tawaraya Sotatsu. Ogata Korin/尾形光琳 who had been in Edo, followed that for study and he also painted this theme.
And Sakai Houitsu/酒井抱一 was also copied Korin’s Fujin Raijin-zu.