I was researching Japanese painting, specifically landscapes, to help with a piece that I intend to do today. I found a surprisingly plentiful amount of information to teach me about this rich history. The history of Japanese painting had great depth and showed an unique progression based on a mixture between foreign influence and nationalism. The best part of the research was finding new artists.
Upon discovering the styles of Takeuchi Seihō and Yuzo Saeki, I now intend to look further into their art as well as their lives- much like I have done with Francis Bacon. Their styles are loose yet deliberate. I’ve always been fond of post-impressionist styles and these two artists added very distinct paintings to the movement. Many others were more important, such as Josetsu, but I will first fully examine these two artists before moving on to others.