Emerald Mosses and Verdant Turf

Gyoshū Hayami1928

Yamatane Museum of Art

Yamatane Museum of Art
Tokyo , Japan

Like Camellia Petals Scattering (No. 45, Important Cultural Property, Yamatane Museum of Art), created and displayed the following year, Emerald Mosses and Verdant Turf is a large gold-ground screen that consciously employed the compositional style of the Rimpa School. The composition made up of bold color planes further heightens the decorative effect. The splits in the hydrangea and expression of the lawn are particularly noteworthy. Gyoshû himself commented, "Should this be the work left by an anonymous hand, it alone would make the artist talented and interesting." Indeed, this work is an effective use of techniques evolved from Gyoshû's individual creativity.


  • Title: Emerald Mosses and Verdant Turf
  • Creator Lifespan: 1894 - 1935
  • Creator Nationality: Japan
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Date Created: 1928
  • Location Created: Tokyo, Japan
  • 材質・技法(日本語): 紙本金地・彩色・屏風(4曲1双)
  • 作家名(日本語): 速水御舟
  • 作品名(日本語): 翠苔緑芝
  • Physical Dimensions: w3635 x h1727 mm (each)
  • Painter: Hayami Gyoshū
  • Type: Nihonga (Modern Japanese Paintings)
  • Rights: Yamatane Museum of Art, Japan, © Yamatane Museum of Art, 2013
  • Medium: Color on Gold-Leafed Paper

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