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Kawai Gyokudo

  • 作品1

    Moonlit Evening1913 182.6×99.7 cm
    A fisherman and his children hurrying down the road home are bathed in the light of the moon on an autumn evening.
    The painting shows a peaceful view of nature and can be said to bring together very nicely Gyokudo Kawai's gentle disposition.
    It is a work filled with pastoral mood.

  • 作品2

    Spring Drizzle1942 44.5×56.8 cm
    A lady walking along a path between a water mill and thicket in a spring shower. The artist, said to feel the expanse of the universe at the sound of a single droplet on a split bamboo pipe, wonderfully expresses his sentiments through koroku and mokkotsu techniques, which appeals to the Japanese sensibility.

作家写真

Kawai Gyokudo

1873‐1957
Kawai Gyokudo was born in Aichi Prefecture. He initially learned his technique from Kono Bairei, but later studied the Kano school’s painting style under Hashimoto Gaho in Tokyo. His works were highly valued and they achieved a moderate harmony between the styles of the Shijo and Kano schools His works were released for the government-sponsored exhibitions. Kawai left many tasteful works focusing on nature and the daily lives of people whom lived with, and were surrounded by, nature.