Ancient Japanese Noblewoman Akikonomuchugu

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(English below Japanese)

尾形光琳の鮮やかな作品を憧れ、琳派を勉強するため何枚かを模写しようと思いました。が、誠実な模写よりもお顔は少しモダンな感じにしてみました。今回の作品は、光琳の「秋好中宮図」(あきこのむちゅうぐうず、1701年、絹本着色、98.8×39.0cm、MOA美術館蔵)に基づいたものです。源氏物語の登場人物であり、秋に相応しい衣装を着ています。ちょっと、漫画っぽい顔になっちゃいましたね^^ 絵はインク+水彩+水彩紙です。

Ancient Japanese Noblewoman in Autumn Hues watercolor painting by Beverly Claire Kaiya

Ancient Japanese Noblewoman in Autumn Hues watercolor painting

I’ve decided to learn more about traditional Japanese Edo-period art by getting inspiration from the masters. One of my favorites is Ogata Korin (1658-1716), founder of the Rinpa (Rin school) and famous for his brightly hued, highly decorative works.

This painting is my “modernized” version of Korin’s “Akikonomuchugu-zu” (color painting on silk, 1701, 98.8x39cm, MOA Museum of Art). You can see Korin’s piece here.

Akikonomuchugu is a character in the ancient Japanese novel, The Tale of Genji. She’s a noblewoman whose favorite season was autumn, thus the name.

  • Release: October 14, 2013
  • Medium: Watercolor on 300gsm (140-lb) rough grain watercolor paper
  • Size: 22 cm x 27.3 cm (8.7 in x 10.8 in)
  • Availability: Sold
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  • This is an original, signed work of art. It is unframed. The artwork will be packaged in a cello sleeve and shipped flat inside a sturdy cardboard mailer.

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  • 公表: 2013年9月20日
  • 絵具: 水彩+荒目水彩紙 (300gsm)
  • 寸法: 22 センチ x 27.5 センチ
  • 入手: 売却済み
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  • 価格:
  • 額なしサインありのオリジナル作品です。クリアなビニル袋及び厚紙で包装し簡易書留を付けて郵送します。

    特にありません。
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Here’s the work in progress:

Work in progress: Ancient Japanese Noblewoman in Autumn Hues watercolor painting by Beverly Claire Kaiya

Work in progress: Ancient Japanese Noblewoman in Autumn Hues watercolor painting

I penciled then inked in the drawing, then added the first washes. My paper was small but it was fun painting the patterns on the kimono.

A close-up:

Detail: Ancient Japanese Noblewoman in Autumn Hues watercolor painting by Beverly Claire Kaiya

Detail: Ancient Japanese Noblewoman in Autumn Hues watercolor painting

It’s perfect for writing calligraphy on the upper right hand side, like a traditional Japanese poem or proverb. I plan to put up prints enhanced digitally.

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