These are all examples of art from Japan.
This first photograph is a detail from a painted screen. It was really delicate and beautiful.
These three paintings are also very delicate and they look very serene. They were painted on long strips of paper and looked almost like modern collages, while the painting itself was done in just a few simple swirls. But these were not modern at all, they were painted in the 18th and 19th century.
I am afraid these photographs do in no way show how absolutely beautiful these paintings are, but I hope they do give you some idea.
|Tiger, Kono Bairai (1844-1895)|
|Birds after snowfall in the winter|
Konoshima Okoku 1877-1938)
|Lotus root and rat|
Shibata Zeshin 1807-1891)