Kosugi Hoan, Kosugi Hoan1949

Adachi Museum of Art

Adachi Museum of Art

This is the picture of Kintaro lightly jumping across the cliff with an ax in his hand. The painter said, "It is undeniable that modern people sometimes want to leave the real lives. People in the past also wanted to be free from real life, and they expressed such thoughts in poems and paintings. Now, I have the same thoughts. I would like to play with Kintaro, and associate with Hanshan, Shi De and the priest Ryokan in my imagination for the rest of my life." This thought is illustrated in this work. From the Showa era, Hoan began painting pictures on specially prepared hemp papers in the nan-ga style. This is masterpiece effectively enhances the balance between the large space and moist sumi in the frame.

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  • Title: Kintoki
  • Date Created: 1949
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Year of Production: 昭和24年頃
  • Physical Dimensions: w45.3 x h41.9 cm
  • Painter: Kosugi Hoan
  • Object Title: 金時
  • Category: 日本画
  • Artist Name: 小杉放菴
  • Type: Japanese Painting
  • Rights: Adachi Museum of Art, Terms & Conditions
  • Medium: color on paper / hanging scroll