four large, bold characters arranged vertically; large square intaglio stamp LL edge; large rectangular intaglio stamp LL edge

%C2%A9 Suda Kokuta

God of Heaven, Spirits of the Earth, 1980s

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After a successful career as a Western-style figurative painter, Kokuta changed direction in the 1950s, shifting into the world of abstract painting. He also became well known for his unconventional, bold, and powerful calligraphy, which reflects his study of Zen Buddhism, a variant of Buddhist religion that emphasizes meditation and the sudden awareness that comes in moments of insight.

天道地靈
God of Heaven, Spirits of the Earth

Details
Title
God of Heaven, Spirits of the Earth
Artist Life
1906 - 1990
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.29.1301
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four large, bold characters arranged vertically; large square intaglio stamp LL edge; large rectangular intaglio stamp LL edge

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