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Ed Smiley | 865 comments A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington brings together for the first time outside of Japan two parts of a suite of paintings that Ito Jakuchu (pronounced EE-toe JAW-ku-chu) made for the Shokokuji monastery in Kyoto. Created between 1757 and 1766, the 30 bird-and-flower scroll paintings were collectively called “Colorful Realm of Living Beings.”

“The series is widely and justly considered one of the supreme masterpieces of Japanese painting,” Ken Johnson writes....


http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012...


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Heather | 4325 comments beautiful!


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Connie (Connie_G) | 102 comments Exquisite!


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Haaze | 130 comments

Hiroshi Yoshida: Fuji from Kawaguchi Lake

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi...


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Heather | 4325 comments Haaze wrote: "

Hiroshi Yoshida: Fuji from Kawaguchi Lake

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi..."


I love this one!


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Haaze | 130 comments So many amazing pieces of art from Japan!


message 7: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 4325 comments Haaze wrote: "So many amazing pieces of art from Japan!"

Definitely. I happen to love the style of the Japanese art.


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