Original Vintage Seiyo Ogawa Early Silver Gelatin Print Of Buddha Signed

Original Vintage Seiyo Ogawa Early Silver Gelatin Print Of Buddha Signed

Original Vintage Seiyo Ogawa Early Silver Gelatin Print Of Buddha Signed

Original Vintage Seiyo Ogawa Early Silver Gelatin Print Of Buddha Signed

Original Vintage Seiyo Ogawa Early Silver Gelatin Print Of Buddha Signed

Original Vintage Seiyo Ogawa Early Silver Gelatin Print Of Buddha Signed

Original Vintage Seiyo Ogawa Early Silver Gelatin Print Of Buddha Signed

Original Vintage Seiyo Ogawa Early Silver Gelatin Print Of Buddha Signed

Original Vintage Seiyo Ogawa Early Silver Gelatin Print Of Buddha Signed

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Seiy Ogawa in front of the Yungang Grottoes. Printer, and publisher who was a pioneer in photography of Buddhist. And cultural properties in the Taisho. The name Seiy is a pseudonym which was given to him from his master Maruki Riy. His real name was Seiji. Seiy Ogawa was born in Himeji. City in Hygo Prefecture. Though his father’s family was of the samurai. Class, he lost the father in childhood and was brought up by his mother. After graduating from primary school in Himeji, he moved to the house of his mother’s cousin, Hino Yz, who operated a photo studio in the town Arima. He started helping Hino’s work, and learning photography under him. But he had his heart set on becoming a painter. In 1910 he moved to Tokyo. In order to learn the skills of oil painting. In 1911, he was hired at the photo studio of Maruki Riy. At that time, Maruki was celebrated as the most famous photographer patronized by the Imperial Household, and he was the official photographer of the Emperor Meiji. Ogawa studied photography under Maruki for three years, and was given the name “Seiy” after “Riy” when he resigned from Maruki’s studio after being drafted. After serving in the army, he started entering the Bun-ten. Exhibition which was held by the Ministry of Education and Culture. In 1918, his picture Yukidoke no koro was accepted for the seventh Bun-ten exhibition. He was also hired by Asahi Newspaper Company. He worked at the head office in Osaka. And moved to Nara Prefecture. Where he took courses in the photography of Buddhist sculptures and other cultural properties. In 1922, Ogawa quit Asahi and opened a photo studio named Asuka-en. In Nara, under the suggestion of the renowned art historian Aizu Yaichi. Who taught at Waseda University. He took photographs of Buddhist sculptures at the old temples in Nara and Kyoto, as well as of ruins in foreign countries, such as the Yungang Grottoes. Additionally, he established and managed a publishing company called Bukky Bijutsu sha. The company published his book Mur-ji Taikan along with a number of magazines. These publications were primarily on history and art history, and resulted from his many acquaintance with other historians. His photographs of Buddhist sculpture are famous for their significant power of expression compared to prior photographers. One of his signature techniques was to photograph the sculptures against black backgrounds, making the sculptures stand out against the darkness. Ueno Naoaki, Ogawa Seiy, “J-dai no Chkoku “, Asahi Shimbun sha, Tokyo, 1942. Ogawa Seiy, “Daido Unko no Seki-Butsu”, Ars sha, Tokyo, 1942. Ogawa Seiy, “Unk no Sekkutsu”, Shinchsha, Tokyo, 1978. Most scholars believe this statue came from Korea or was made by Korean artisans living in Japan. The name of the statue — Kudara Kannon — literally means Paekche Kannon. Paekche (Paekje) was one of three kingdoms in Korea during this period, and. Is one of the most beloved Buddhist deities in Asia. The statues extreme thinness seems at first bizarre, but the serenity in the face and the beautiful openwork bronze in the crown are marvelous. The vase symbolizes the nectar of. S compassion — it pacifies the thirst of those who pray to Kannon for assistance. There are many indications that the statue came from Korea (or was made by Korean artisans in Japan). The superior workmanship of the piece, plus many of the stylistic nuances (faint smile, slender face, thin body, folds in garment, halo) are all hallmarks of Paekche artisans and generally conform to artwork from Koreas Three Kingdom Period. Korean Impact On Japanese Culture. Korea: Hollym International Corp. 1984, authors Jon Carter Covell and Alan Covell say the foremost clue of Paekche influence is the crown’s honeysuckle-lotus pattern, which can also be found among the artifacts discovered in the tomb of Paekche’s King Munyong (reigned +501-523). The coiling of the vines, they say, plus the number of protrusions from the crown petals, are nearly identical to similar extant Korean pieces. This is an original Seiyo Ogawa silver gelatin print that bears his original stamp on the back, please see photos. This silver gelatin buddha print is in excellent condition without any sort of damage and is framed and matted under glass. It measures 8-1/2″ x 11″ out of the frame. Total measurements including frame, matte and glass are 15″ x 12″. Don’t forget to take a look at our other sales for more Seiyo Ogawa vintage silver gelatin prints. The item “ORIGINAL VINTAGE SEIYO OGAWA EARLY SILVER GELATIN PRINT OF BUDDHA SIGNED” is in sale since Tuesday, February 06, 2018. This item is in the category “Art\Art Photographs”. The seller is “past_impressions” and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Subject: Buddha
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Features: Framed
  • Originality: Original
  • Artist: Seiyo Ogawa
  • Region of Origin: Japan
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Color: Black & White
  • Year: 1920s- 1950s
  • Width (Inches): 8.5″
  • Height (Inches): 11″
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Style: Vintage
  • Color Type: Black & White

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