Morning Glories Screen Painting by Suzuki Kiitsu
“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
Author: Suzuki Kiitsu
Year: Early 19th century
Own: Metropolitan Museum