Flowers and Butterflies
Flowers and Butterflies
Flowers and Butterflies

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Flowers and Butterflies

School of Tawaraya S?tatsu, School of (Japanese)


花鳥画

This efflorescent display of spring and autumnal plants and flowers toggles between naturalistic representation and highly decorative design. The gold-leaf ground is echoed in the rich use of gold paint for the veins of leaves and details of the blossoms.

Sōtatsu was the progenitor of the style of painting called Rinpa (“Rin” school), named after Sōtatsu’s later admirer and stylistic heir, Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716). Arguably the quintessential school of Japanese painting, its popularity has not waned in over 400 years.

Purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2000.

Object Information

school of
School of Tawaraya S?tatsu (Japanese)
period
Edo
creation date
1730-1770
materials
ink, color and gold leaf on paper
dimensions
51 3/4 x 20 1/2 in. (each panel)
accession number
2000.4
credit line
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Spurlock Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Asian Art
colors