Painters Paintings Itō Jakuchū (1716 – 1800): White Phoenix and Old Pine Tree, 1765-6, Color on sil…
Painters Work Itō Jakuchū (1716 – 1800): White Phoenix and Outdated Pine Tree, 1765-6, Shade on silk, Sannomaru Shōzōkan (The Museum of the Imperial Collections), The Imperial Family Company, Tokyo ‘Outdated Pine Tree and White Phoenix’ depicts a white phoenix perched on a pine tree entwined with morning glory vines. Above the phoenix a gray sparrow is perched within the pine tree. The composition of the portray is asymmetrical with no vanishing level. As a substitute, the types of the phoenix, tree, and fowl are all within the foreground. The damaging area of the portray is flatly coloured, eliminating the background. Depth within the composition is implied solely by way of three traits. The pine and the image airplane block the pink solar within the higher right-hand nook. Because of this, a background is barely indicated. The kinds that stretch past the image airplane additionally suggest perspective. The pine branches, tail feathers, and wings of the phoenix all prolong past the image airplane. Lastly, the gradual shortening of receding kinds implies depth, regardless of the extreme lack of background.
There aren’t any geometric shapes within the composition. The natural shapes are characterised by their repetition. That is significantly obvious on the phoenix. The feathers on the neck are patterned repetitions of skinny on the backside, huge and teardrop formed on the prime.
There are eleven primary colours within the portray; amongst them, the gold makes up the bottom of the portray; it’s the damaging area of the portray. It is usually used to outline the shapes of the feathers on the phoenix. White is used virtually solely on the phoenix’s physique, although it highlights the stamen of the morning glory blossoms. (Japanese Phoenixes between the Momoyama (1568 – 1603) and Edo Durations (1603 – 1868), accessed February 7, 2017, http://lsnowdonarthist.omeka.internet) (Some interesting closeups from this work are in my story 👆)