Shinto To Minzoku-Gaku No Geijutsu-Franklin D. Rivera

The translation above is "The Art of Shinto and Folklore". This gallery will be focusing Shinto art and Japanese folklore art.

This painting depicts the Shinto Gods Izanami and Izanagi, the Gods that created Japan. The visual elements represented here are unity, shape and color. Unity in that you the two Gods two together Izanami and Izanagi together standing there looking at a pond. By mentioning that both Gods are standing there, I can refer to the shape that they are static and dynamic if you focus on the blue bird flapping its wings. Color is refer to the complimentary of the the black and white cloths. Izanami wearing white and Izagami wearing black.
This painting depicts the God of the Wind Fujin (left) and the Thunder God Raijin (right). The visual element found in this painting are space. Space in that it has a positive and negative space. The background is a very light dorado color which represent the negative space and the positive space are the Gods.
This painting depicts the warrior Susano the brother of the sun goddess Amaterasu, slaying the eight-headed demon serpent Yamata No Orochi. The visual elements found in this painting are movement and shape. Movement in seeing the lines of the waves and the detail of the trees. Shape in referring into dynamics. You see Susano swinging his sword to kill Orochi.
This architecture is the Sanbutsuji temple. Its style of architecture is called kasuga-zukuri which style used in Shinto Shrines. The specific visual element found in this architecture are balance. The type of balance found this architecture is symmetrical. The elements are equally distributed on both sides that is built upon.
This painting depicts the beauty and elegance of Princess Konohanasakyua, sitting on a field with cherry blossoms, dandelions, fern and horsetails. The visual elements used in this painting are balance, and color. The balance used in this painting is asymmetrical were there is emphasis on the Princess. The color harmony used is analogous in the sky were the colors appear next to each other.
This painting depicts two men looking at two mountain tops that are tied together by a rope. The visual element used for this painting are proportion. Proportion helps this painting by creating depth and the sense of realism by showing the shrine gate on top of the mountain peaks that is something so powerful yet tranquil.
This painting depicts a Japanese artist view of the Phoenix. The specific visual elements used in this painting are movement, line, shape,and space. Movement of the golden clouds and feathers. Line in the body and the Phoenix are rounded. Shape is a dynamic shape, which you visualize the Phoenix moving. Space in the positive and negative space in which the golden backdrop is negative and the phoenix are positive.
This painting depicts a Japanese villager throwing beans at Ogres. The specify visual element that are used in this painting are space. The kind of space used are positive and negative space. The negative space in the white backdrop, and the positive space is the gray and red Ogres and the Japanese woman.
This painting depicts a scene from a Japanese fairy tale called “The Tale of Princess Bullfinch”. The visual aspect used for this painting are rhythm. There are frequent use of colors and shapes within the painting. The color green is used for floors and it is represented in a rectangle shape.
This statue depicts the Kitsune. Kitsune are known to be fox spirits known to be tricksters. The visual elements seen in this state are repetition and texture. Repletion is seen in state because there are multiple foxes (which are three to be exact) stuck together posing. The texture of this statue is made of ivory.
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