Japanese Scrolls & Screens 2019 Wall CalendarPOMEGRANATE
Japanese scroll and screen paintings — executed in ink, colors (mineral pigments) and sometimes gold leaf or gold paint on silk or paper — reveal a variety of influences, among them Chinese painting and calligraphy, Buddhist iconography and Japanese literature. Some scrolls are narrative, recounting their stories when unrolled from right to left. Others are made to be unrolled vertically and hung on the wall, their subjects ranging from portraits to scenes from mythology, scripture, nature and everyday life. Folding screens, like many other products of the Japanese aesthetic, are both beautiful and practical. Being portable, they can be used in adapting spaces inside a traditional Japanese home.
The 12 elegant scrolls and screens reproduced in this calendar date from the 16th through the 19 century. All are from the collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
- 12 x 13 inches, opens to 12 x 26 inches