Plate with design of Kaga farm scene

Maker(s)
Artist: Hazama Koichi (Japan, born 1945)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Medium
Porcelain with enamels over colorless glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.6 x 46 x 46 cm (3 3/8 x 18 1/8 x 18 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Kaga
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Plate

Keywords
Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Label

According to the artist, "I shaped this plate from local Kutani porcelain clay and used Kutani-style colored enamels to depict a rural landscape of the Kaga region, where I live. The early autumn scene in a farming village incorporates the yellow of ripening rice, the red and black of the farmhouse roofs, and the blues and greens of the trees, distant mountains, and sky. I started with a sketch from nature and aimed for harmony of the enamel colors strengthened by details drawn in black pigment."

Published References
  • America's Smithsonian: Celebrating 150 Years. Washington, 1996. p. 94.
Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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