14 février 2010

Japanese Tigers in British Museum

Porcelain plate with design of tiger. From Arita, Japan, Edo period, AD 1650-1670s. Gift of Mr. Akihiko Shibata. Asia JA 1997.1-21.13. British Museum, London The tiger and bamboo are often depicted together in Japanese art, symbolizing complementary aspects of strength. The tiger has aggressive strength, while the gentle bamboo will bend but not break. This beast with its wide eyes and long vigorously waving tail has a somewhat playful air. Maruyama Okyo, Tigers Crossing a River, a six-panel folding screen.... [Lire la suite]
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