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Choose from 336 pictures in our Ink On Paper collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Tiger, 1500s. Creator: Sesson Sh?kei (Japanese, 1504-1589)

Tiger, 1500s. This screen with a tiger and its pair with a dragon together represent the elements of water and wind in Chinese cosmology: the dragon's swirling form conjures rain clouds, and the tiger embodies the wind's terrible, unpredictable force. Former CMA director Sherman Lee found in Sesson's paintings intimations of a developing Japanese style distinct from Chinese predecessors. Here, parody and pattern are at the forefront. The formidable, awe-inspiring tiger takes on the demeanor of a curious house cat, and a once-snarling dragon's face morphs into an oddly befuddled human expression. Such exaggerated, humorously rendered faces suggest a gentle domestication of these primal forces. Lee described Sesson's work as inhabiting a world of aesthetic awareness, in which brushstroke and pattern are primary and where waves are "arranged in graceful and rhythmically repetitive reflex curves, primarily decorative shapes and only secondarily water and foam."

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Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove; Four Elders of Mt. Shang, 1600s. Creator: Kano Tan?y? (Japanese

Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove; Four Elders of Mt. Shang, 1600s. The Kano school was a group of professional artists patronized by the shogun from the late Muromachi period to the Edo period. The group adopted themes of reclusiveness to convey the importance of loyalty to the shogunate. A leader of the Edo Kano school, Kano Tanyu paired Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove and Four Elders of Mt. Shang to reference a painting of the same theme attributed to Kano Motonobu. Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove refers to the elites who escaped the social chaos of China's Wei-Jin period (AD 200s-400s); they fled to a secluded bamboo grove where they could express themselves freely, enjoying pure conversation, music, and wine. Four Elders of Mt. Shang depicts the scholars who left the turbulence of the late Qin dynasty to pursue their scholarly interests in seclusion on Mt. Shang in Shanxi province.

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Landscape, 1500s. Creator: Unknown

Landscape, 1500s. This screen by an Unkoku school artist is from a separated pair depicting the Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang Rivers, a popular Chinese Song dynasty painting and poetry theme that inspired many works in Japan and Korea. The location of the other screen is unknown. The views here are, from right to left: evening bell from a mist-shrouded temple, geese descending to a sandbar, sunset glow over a fishing village, and mountain village in clearing mist. The "crab-claw" style of the trees, in which the branches resemble the curved claws of a crab, and the stippling effect indicate a familiarity with Korean interpretations of Chinese Song dynasty painting styles. Painters of the Unkoku school—named for painter Sesshu Toyo's (1420-1506) residence in Yamaguchi at the southern tip of Japan's main island of Honshu—were the stylistic descendants of Sesshu, and would likely have had access to many Korean paintings in the collection of their patrons, the Mori family.

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