Asai Kiyoshi: Garden Tenryü-ji Kyoto - Honolulu Museum of Art

Artist: Asai Kiyoshi

Title: Garden Tenryü-ji Kyoto

Date: 1957

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Source: Honolulu Museum of Art
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The garden of Tenryü-ji Temple, in Kyoto, is known as the oldest Zen temple garden in Japan. This print is another good example of Saitö’s work that was inspired by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian’s (1872-1944) geometric paintings. Mondrian’s designs inspired Saitö to search for the essential elements within nature, and to express them in flat areas filled with color and texture in bold, graceful designs. (from Saito Kiyoshi exhibition 3/20/07-)

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