Screen painting of Morning Glories by Suzuki Kiitsu

(Last Updated On: 17/07/2019)

Morning Glories Screen Painting by Suzuki Kiitsu

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“Morning Glories”, in which the flowers are expressed only by dark blue and green on a gold background, is  influenced by the work of Ogata Kōrin (1658-1716), “Irises” screen painting. However, unlike Kōrin’s painting based on the Japanese literary works, Suzuki Kiitsu (1796–1858) drew a more sophisticated plant picture. 

He seems to have focused his painting skills only on figurative beauty. Korin’s iris flowers are in a vertical shape, while the morning glories of Kiitsu are curvy and wind like a dragon.

Title:Morning Glories

Size:178.2cm×397.8cm

Author:Suzuki Kiitsu

Year:Early 19th century

Own:Metropolitan Museum

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