bold, expressive, splattered characters written across 6 panels

%C2%A9 Suda Kokuta

Words Concerned with Existence [right of a pair], 1984

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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.

上下左右 直前直後 前後裁断 風狂歳月 衆法合成 万有包合
生命根源 差異存在 体驗破壊 青山運歩 東山水上行 石女夜生児  

Details
Title
Words Concerned with Existence [right of a pair]
Artist Life
1906 - 1990
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.29.1337.2
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bold, expressive, splattered characters written across 6 panels

© Suda Kokuta

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