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Hirayama Ikuo

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    The Jetavana Monastery1981 171.0×362.0 cm
    Based on his on‐site study on the Silk Road, the painter incorporated a type of expression seen in his early works. Buddha preaching the Amida Sutra and his devoted descendants listening to him are successfully expressed in light and shadow. There is a calm but vivid sense of religious mystery here, which seems to lead our souls faraway across time and space.

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Hirayama Ikuo

1930‐2009
Hirayama Ikuo was born in Hiroshima Prefecture. After graduating from Tokyo Fine Art School, he studied under Maeda Seison. In 1953, he received his first award at the Inten Exhibition, and he then actively painted for Inten. He became President of the Tokyo University of the Arts in 1989, and received the Order of Culture in 1998. He painted numerous masterpieces on the theme of Buddhism. Moreover, he traveled the Silk Road, ranging from the Middle and Near East to China, for preparatory study, and successfully expressed a historical time flow in his imaginative painting style.