Brill colours on backgrounds of gold-leaf squares.
Pair of six-fold screens: Flowers of the Four Seasons by Matanabe Shiko, 17001755
© Ashmolean Museum
- Goldleaf, paint, chalk
- 154 x 356 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,000 ( Total: £8,100)
- Acquired in:
School of Korin, Shiko his most gifted pupil. Two characteristic techniques employed here: moriage (heaping) of the chrysanthemums, where powdered chalk is built up to give an effect of relief; and the dripping of paint on to wet paint of a different colour (tarashikomi) for stalks and leaves.