Kaneda, Shinsho(金田心象). `Shirakumo` [White Clouds] (Two-Character Calligraphy on Shikishi)

Kaneda, Shinsho. `Shirakumo` [White Clouds] (Two-Character Calligraphy on Shikishi)

About the artwork:

Two characters, `shira` [white] and `kumo` [cloud], are drawn on the face of the shikishi.
Dots, straight lines, curves, sweeping strokes, and the depth and permeation of the ink:
each has its own rhythm, and each character is expressed through them as free shapes, like floating clouds.

Nevertheless, one can say that the artist`s talent restores balance to the face of the artwork.


About the artist:


Kaneda, Shinsho (1908-1990)

Kaneda, a calligrapher, became a pupil of Suzuki Suiken at the age of 20.

He worked as a calligraphy teacher at a primary school, middle school, and all-female high school, then entered the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, helping to write calligraphy textbooks and developing calligraphy education.

He held consecutive managerial positions, working as a judge at the Mainichi Calligraphy Exhibition and a trustee of the Nitten [Japan Fine Arts Exhibition], and in 1965 won the Nitten Monbu Daijin-sho. In 1971 he received an award from the Japan Art Academy, and in 1983 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun (gold rays with rosette).

He passed away in 1990 at the age of 82.

There is a Kaneda Shinsho Calligraphy Art Gallery in Horonobe, Hokkaido.
The calligraphy of the two characters `white` and `cloud` painted on the shikishi [high-quality paperboard] seems to change depending on the season. This is an artwork which can be displayed nicely with any bonsai.
The calligraphy of the two characters `white` and `cloud` painted on the shikishi [high-quality paperboard] seems to change depending on the season. This is an artwork which can be displayed nicely with any bonsai.
Two characters, `shira` [white] and `kumo` [cloud], are drawn on the face of the shikishi.
Two characters, `shira` [white] and `kumo` [cloud], are drawn on the face of the shikishi.
Signature: Shinsho (心象)   Seal: Shinsho(心象)
Signature: Shinsho (心象) Seal: Shinsho(心象)
As this is a work on shikishi [high-quality paperboard], a mounting is necessary (available for purchase separately) if it is to be displayed as a hanging scroll.
As this is a work on shikishi [high-quality paperboard], a mounting is necessary (available for purchase separately) if it is to be displayed as a hanging scroll.

Staff features

The calligraphy of the two characters `white` and `cloud` painted on the shikishi [high-quality paperboard] seems to change depending on the season. This is an artwork which can be displayed nicely with any bonsai.

The shikishi itself is an artwork in the sense that it was hand-made by living national treasure Iwano Ichibei, the ninth generation of the Iwano family.

The beauty of the Echizen washi-paper used in the shikishi enhances the calligraphy, and will also enhance the beauty of your bonsai.

  • Kaneda, Shinsho(金田心象). `Shirakumo` [White Clouds] (Two-Character Calligraphy on Shikishi)
  • Kaneda, Shinsho(金田心象). `Shirakumo` [White Clouds] (Two-Character Calligraphy on Shikishi)
  • Kaneda, Shinsho(金田心象). `Shirakumo` [White Clouds] (Two-Character Calligraphy on Shikishi)
  • Kaneda, Shinsho(金田心象). `Shirakumo` [White Clouds] (Two-Character Calligraphy on Shikishi)
  • Kaneda, Shinsho(金田心象). `Shirakumo` [White Clouds] (Two-Character Calligraphy on Shikishi)
  • Kaneda, Shinsho(金田心象). `Shirakumo` [White Clouds] (Two-Character Calligraphy on Shikishi)

Kaneda, Shinsho(金田心象). `Shirakumo` [White Clouds] (Two-Character Calligraphy on Shikishi)

Name of the artist
Kaneda, Shinsho.
Title
Shirakumo` [White Clouds] (Two-Character Calligraphy on Shikishi)
Size
27 x 24 cm
Other
This shikishi was hand-made using Echizen washi-paper by living national treasure Iwano Ichibei, the ninth generation of the Iwano family.

To authenticate this, the verso of the shikishi has been stamped with the words `jyuyo mukei bunkazai [important intangible cultural asset], Iwano Ichibei`.


This is an artwork which can be displayed in spring, summer, autumn, and/or winter.
As this is a work on shikishi [high-quality paperboard], a mounting is necessary (available for purchase separately) if it is to be displayed as a hanging scroll.
Price
50000yen
Quantity

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