Kakunen Tsuruoka dark clouds descending over brushland

Kakunen Tsuruoka, 1892-1977

untitled (dark clouds descending over brushland)

watercolor on paper, with artist's seal Kaku, ca. 1942-44

15 by 22 5/8 in., 38 by 57.5 cm

This composition with ominous storm clouds exemplifies Kakunen's mastery at exploiting the way watercolor pools and seeps into the paper fibers in a manner that is suggestive of the tarashikomi (lit. 'dripping in') technique adding layers pigment over wet ink.



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February 24, 2020

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