Ancient Japanese Art


When I finally got to the museum, I drug my feet a bit at the thought of having to take another art history class and about having to write another art history paper. I flashed my yellow pass and got my clearance to enter. I clamped the DAM purple badge to my oversized jacket and was on my way to the elevator. I don’t even like Chinese art work. I staggered around like a zombie whining the whole time.
There were a few pieces that I admired, nothing that I loved though. The large and intricately painted vases really stood out from everything else. I don’t like things that are too complicated to even remember when you can’t see them. I thought about writing about the little porcelain ...

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one that I found to be a little mysterious.
When I first saw this piece of work I questioned its value and just why it was in the museum because two feet away on either side of it were beautiful inkings and paintings. I looked back in the middle and found this piece of art to be more of a piece of crap. So I looked harder.
The work is painted on part of a horizontally unraveled scroll. The exposed part of the scroll is one foot high and four feet from left to right. To the far right the re-scroll had a few feet rolled up into a tube. To the left an unknown amount of the scroll is still hidden from view. It looks like at least another fifteen feet.
Black ink is applied delicately on the buff and textured paper. The paper reminds me of brown paper bags for lunch, but lighter. It also appeared to have the same smooth yet fuzzy texture to it. The brush strokes consist of mostly horizontal motions. The strokes are rather equal with each other. All the lines are haphazard ...

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scroll. After the path, another hill slopes up and up to form a peak of a small mountain/ rocky hill at about one foot into the painting. There is moss-like plants growing in a random pattern all the way to the top. This mountain slants slightly to the right as if something is pulling it. After the mountain slopes back down, you can see the river. This is about one and a half feet into the painting. The river is plain and empty except for a few land formations protruding from the middle and far right. These land formations are darker gray. The river continues all the way to the far right of the painting where it meets another hill going up and is pinched off from sight. It ...

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