A Pair of Japanese Six-Fold Screens, New Bamboo
A Pair of Japanese Six-Fold Screens, New Bamboo
A Pair of Japanese Six-Fold Screens, New Bamboo


A Pair of Japanese Six-Fold Screens, New Bamboo

1930 Japan

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Kobayashi Kahaku was greatly admired during his lifetime and became one of the leading artists in Kyoto; his landscapes and natural scenes were particularly appreciated. In 1911 at the age of 15 he moved to Tokyo to study under Imamura Shiko (1880-1916) and later with Yasuda Yukihiko (1884-1978) who were both influenced by Okakura Tenshin who founded the Nihon Bijutsuin. Shiko and Yukihiko worked together to establish a new school of Japanese style painting based on Yamato-e. This influence can be seen in these charming screens which depict the beauty of nature with bright colours; the birds and bamboo shoots finely detailed and with the ground just suggested with a few strokes of the brush.
Museum Collections:
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Peonies, 1942
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
A pair of screens Early Summer by the Lake, 1933
Verdure, 1940
18th Teiten (Japan Art Academy Exhibition) 1931 (Showa 6)
The Japan Art Academy is the highest ranking artistic organisation in Japan and is an independent entity which promotes art and advises the Minister of Education on art related issues. It was founded in 1907 to provide quality standards for art exhibitions during the Meiji period. Until 1911 its exhibitions were called Bunten and it is known that Kahaku, as an adolescent, exhibited in at least one of these exhibitions. From 1911 the Bunten was renamed the Teiten and it was at the 18th Teiten that these panels were exhibited.
Genshoku Meiji Hyakunen Bijutsukan (Meiji Centennial Exhibition) Editors: Asano Nagatake, Kobayashi Yukio & Hosokawa Moritatsu. Pub. Tokyo 1967
A Dictionary of Japanese Artists by Laurance P. Roberts Pub. New York 1976
Height 172.00 cm (67.72 inches)
Width 379.00 cm (149.21 inches)
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Ink and Colour on Paper with Pheasants among Bamboo, in Original Fitted Wood Box
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