ROSANJIN KITAOJI – The Kahitsukan ROSANJIN KITAOJI – The Kahitsukan

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ROSANJIN KITAOJI – The Kahitsukan

$75.00

This book chronicles the works of Rosanjin Kitaoji. This is said to be the mantra of one of Japan's greatest 20th-century artists, the boisterous, arrogant and brilliant Rosanjin Kitaoji (1883-1959). Indeed he followed an artistic path all his 76 years, and it can be argued that no other Japanese artist created more works in so many different genres and has had more retrospective exhibitions than Rosanjin (his name means "foolish mountain man"). He worked in seal carving, woodwork, lacquer, calligraphy, painting, and of course, ceramics.

Another look into Rosanjin's eclectic, yet refined world, is now showing at the Sano Museum in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, until March 17, 2003. The exhibition is divided according to the four seasons, grouping vessels for use and pictures for display in each. Rosanjin said that Kenzan's work had a "broad, laconic, powerful elegance of design." Written in Japanese with exceptional color plates of works produced throughout his life. Softcover with slip cover.
Excellent hardcover, New condition.

Dimensions: 9-10” x 11-1/4”