Screen with modern artistic Japanese calligraphy

Price:  650,00

A two-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with modern artistic Japanese calligraphy known as shodô 書道.

The black sumi 墨 (ink) streaks depict the stylized characters 飛ぶ, meaning ‘To Fly’.

On the left side of the calligraphy signed ‘Ikkaku’ 一亀 and sealed with a figurative seal by the artist.

Japanese calligraphy (書道, shodō) also called shūji (習字) is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language. Japanese calligraphy was influenced by, and influenced, Zen thought. For any particular piece of paper, the calligrapher has but one chance to create with the brush. The brush strokes cannot be corrected, and even a lack of confidence shows up in the work. The calligrapher must concentrate and be fluid in execution. The brush writes a statement about the calligrapher at a moment in time. (From Wikipedia)

The screen is protected by a black lacquer wooden frame with its original hardware.

It is in a reasonable condition with restorations in the middle part and some traces of age, like minor foxing. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Total width 189 cm (2 x 94.5 cm), Height 179.6 cm.

This room divider is light in weight and can also be easily mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art.

Ref. No. : B2201


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