A contemporary artist from Japan and her love of Dutch landscape art
Lee Jay Walker
Modern Tokyo Times
Dutch art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is revered by Sawako Utsumi, who is a contemporary Japanese artist. Historically, the links developed between Japan and Holland (the Netherlands) are also extremely fascinating, especially during the Edo Period. Hence, Utsumi and her artistic homages to Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634), Esaias van de Velde (1587-1630), and Aert van der Neer (1603-1677).
Of course, Utsumi adores many aspects of Japanese and European art. This is evidenced by past art pieces that are based on a plethora of different artistic themes. For example, the famous Japanese Kano School to Maurice Utrillo and L.S. Lowry. Other areas include religious themes concerning Buddhism, Christianity, and Shintoism – and her landscapes of England and Japan.
Utsumi focuses on Avercamp (original by Avercamp above) for the second time and you can feel her unique artistic traits despite paying homage. Thus, the numbers of people are reduced to nine and this relates to the mathematical angle and infinity. Similarly, the color scheme of Utsumi is uplifting and extremely different. This approach relates to the work of Avercamp being the “past,” “present,” and “future.”
In another article, I comment, “Avercamp had to overcome adversity because it is widely believed he was deaf and a mute. This is based on documentation that stipulates his name being the Kampen Mute. Hence, one can only imagine how Avercamp overcame such obstacles and how society treated him.”
Overall, this delightful contemporary Japanese artist can feel the cultural and artistic angle of Dutch art. Hence, while Utsumi is still to visit Holland, the legacy of history remains embedded within her artistic soul. Therefore, another adorable art piece is witnessed based on her love of Dutch art.
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sawako-utsumi/shop – Sawako Utsumi (you can buy many products from art to cups too so much more)
http://sawakoart.com – Sawako Utsumi and her website
BELOW IS A NEW BOOK BASED ON THE ART OF SAWAKO UTSUMI
Book Review: Sawako Utsumi and her Kindred Spirit
European and Japanese Art: Buddhism, Christianity, Landscapes, Rinpa, Shintoism, Ukiyo-e, and Dutch Masters
http://www.lulu.com/shop/lee-jay-walker/sawako-utsumi-and-her-kindred-spirit/paperback/product-22830732.html – Please click on to order the book.
http://sawakoart.com – Sawako Utsumi personal website
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sawako-utsumi.html – Sawako Utsumi and where you can buy her art, postcards, bags, and other products. Also, individuals can contact her for individual requests.
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