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Flowers and Birds, 19th century. Creator: Taki Katei

Flowers and Birds, 19th century. Creator: Taki Katei


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Flowers and Birds, 19th century. Creator: Taki Katei

Flowers and Birds, 19th century. Meiji period

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Balance Balancing Flowering Hunger Hungry Ink And Colour On Silk Meiji Period Mid Air Overhead Position Precarious Wave Waves Taki


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This 19th-century print by Taki Katei, titled "Flowers and Birds" transports us to the enchanting world of Meiji period Japan. The delicate balance between nature's elements is beautifully captured in this album of twelve leaves, showcasing the artist's mastery of ink and color on silk. In this particular scene, we witness a mesmerizing display of avian grace as birds gracefully hover mid-air above an array of vibrant flowers. The composition exudes a sense of harmony and tranquility, with each element carefully positioned to create a visually stunning still life. The concept behind this artwork goes beyond its aesthetic appeal; it symbolizes the deep connection between humans and their natural surroundings. As we gaze upon these exquisite creatures delicately perched amidst blooming plants, we are reminded of our own place within the intricate web of life. Taki Katei's attention to detail is evident in every stroke, capturing not only the physical beauty but also the essence and spirit that define Japanese heritage art. The white waves gently crashing in the background add depth to the composition while evoking a sense of movement and energy. As we admire this masterpiece at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, let us immerse ourselves in its timeless elegance. It serves as a gentle reminder to appreciate nature's wonders around us – from delicate flowers swaying in the breeze to birds soaring overhead – for they hold both inspiration and nourishment for our hungry souls.

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