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Japanese Painting Workshop ―Secret Behind the Eginu (Silk Canvas) Control the Back and rule the Front ― Layered Structure of Co

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  • July 14 (Sun), 2019

  • 13:00 - 18:00

  • PIGMENT TOKYO

Ticket available until 2019/07/13 23:59

This course will be in Japanese

price

20,000 JPY

Access

2-5-5 Higashi Shinagawa Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo TERRADA Harbor One Building 1F

Description

Lecture by Kei Iwaizumi

※ Sorry ! This workshop is only in Japanese.
If you need an interpreter, please kindly choose other workshops which are written "English Support is Available. "
Thank you for your understanding.

Japanese paintings today are often painted on washi paper, which is made mainly from mulberry. Therefore, some people might have the image of “Japanese paintings = washi paper”. Similarly, many people associate Suibokusansui, Chinese landscape paintings in sumi ink, with the paper called Hongasen.
However, back in time, painting on silk was more popular than painting on washi paper or Hongasen in both China and Japan. Silk’s unique gloss, considered to be more refined than paper, many renowned artists such as Ito Jakuchu and Uemura Shoen incorporate silk into their artwork. In Japan, there are only several kinds of silk canvas, while in China, it is said that people used 10 different kinds of silk canvas. This is prominently illustrated in many of the masterpieces; landscape paintings from Song and Yüan dynasty and Buddhist paintings from Goryeo period are all painted on silk canvas.
The biggest attraction of this silk canvas is its expression variation when lining a silky canvas, which is painted on both from back and front. The screen created by this layered structure is very profound and clean, filled with the beauty and elegance.

In this workshop, starting from putting the silk on canvas, we will introduce the secret technique of “Kantenbiki”, which has been handed down by word of mouth by the Buddhist painting artist in Kyoto. Also, we will learn the technique of “Urasaishoku” (coloring from back), “Urahaku” (putting silver leaf form back) and “Karabake” (the technique that Yokoyama Taikan frequently used in his work to express the bleed and blur) through both theory and practice. As you can see, this workshop is a very fruitful, where you will be able to learn various techniques related to silk in a day.

This workshop is for anyone who paints Japanese paintings, who wishes to start Japanese paintings in the future or people who want to try these materials. We hope to offer knowledges to broaden your expression. Please do take part in.

*This workshop does not include Urauchi (lining). For anyone who wants to explore silk canvas more, we have special workshops held in another date: Workshop for Urauchi (lining) and Kakejiku (hanging scroll). Furthermore, in “Japanese Painting Intermediate Silk” workshop, you will be able to experience the silk expression deeper.


About Cancellation


If you will not be able to attend the workshop after booking the ticket, please kindly contact us.
We can refund the workshop fee when you inform us your cancellation 14 days ahead of the workshop.
Please note that transfer fee will be at your expense.
If it is passed before 14 days, the workshop fee will not be refunded for any reason.
We will refund the full price when the class is canceled due to the company's circumstances.
Thank you for your understanding.

Instructor

Kei Iwaizumi

Doctor of Fine Arts at Kyoto University of Art and Design
Instructor of Japanese Style Painting Course at Kyoto University of Art and Design

He graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design with Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 2015. His thesis was about use of animal glue in painting. While teaching about art materials at Kyoto University of Art and Design, he also continues his career as an artist. Main concept of his works is physical existence of materials.

Doctor of Fine Arts at Kyoto University of Art and Design
Instructor of Japanese Style Painting Course at Kyoto University of Art and Design

He graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design with Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 2015. His thesis was about use of animal glue in painting. While teaching about art materials at Kyoto University of Art and Design, he also continues his career as an artist. Main concept of his works is physical existence of materials.

Access

2-5-5 Higashi Shinagawa Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo TERRADA Harbor One Building 1F