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Japanese Drawings

Unlike Western drawings, which are usually distinguished as being works on paper, and paintings, which are usually defined as works made on canvas or similar textile, both Japanese drawings and paintings are most commonly produced on paper. As a result, the line between what is considered drawing and what is considered painting becomes a bit hazy. Both western and eastern scholars have debated the question "What is drawing?" particularly in the past decade.

The most agreed upon defining characteristic of drawing is the emphasis on linearity, spontaneity, and gesture. Japanese drawings are usually characterized by quickness and dynamism of movement. While historically viewed as just the first step toward painting, drawing is now is viewed as its own separate genre capable of standing... Read more

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A Vintage Signed Pastel on Silk

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

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5 Japanese ink on paper sketches, and 3 prints

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

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MORI Kansai (1814 - 1894) - Kakémono représentant un

February 28, 2018, 7:30 PM CET
Brussels, Belgium

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