Onchi Koshiro (1891–1955) was a leader and innovator of the sosaku hanga (creative print) movement that revolutionized Japanese printmaking before and after World War II, bringing it to the level of international acclaim. He was a pioneer in producing abstract designs, many of which sprang from his love for poetry, and felt that it was only through abstraction that he could purely express his thoughts in print. Thanks to Oliver Statler and other early collectors of Onchi’s works, the Art Institute boasts a significant group of Onchi’s abstract prints, most of which were produced in extremely limited editions.
Onchi Koshiro. Form No. 15: Things Moving, 1952. Gift of Oliver H. Statler.
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9 hours 53 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “Painting depends on ink, ink depends on brush, brush depends on wrist, and wrist depends on the heart and mind.” —Tao Chi
The Inspired Chinese Brush is an installation of traditional Chinese ink paintings showcasing the rich variety of textural effects that could be achieved through careful control of the combination of ink and brushes used in their creation. Tang Yin’s painting Drinking at Night portrays the prominent 11th–century Chinese poet, calligrapher, and governmental official Su Shi drinking alone in a pavilion on a moonlit night. The work gets its name from Su Shi’s poem “Drinking on an Evening in Spring,” which is quoted on the scroll following the painting.
See this painting and the rest of the exhibition on view now in Gallery 134.
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