Japanese artist and a delightful Dutch winter landscape based on Hendrick Avercamp
Lee Jay Walker
Modern Tokyo Times
The world of Dutch art in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries really appeals to Sawako Utsumi, who is a contemporary Japanese artist. Historically, the links developed between Japan and Holland (the Netherlands) are also extremely fascinating, especially during the Edo Period. Hence, Utsumi and her artistic homages to Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634), Esaias van de Velde (1587-1630), and Aert van der Neer (1603-1677).
Of course, Utsumi adores many aspects of Japanese and European art. This is evidenced by past art pieces that are based on a plethora of different artistic themes. For example, the famous Japanese Kano School to Maurice Utrillo and L.S. Lowry. Or by focusing on religious themes in relation to Buddhism, Christianity, and Shintoism. Also, Utsumi does her own personal landscapes in relation to England and Japan.
In her latest art piece, Utsumi focuses on Avercamp (original by Avercamp above) for the second time. Like usual, you can equally feel her unique artistic traits despite paying homage. Thus, the numbers of people are reduced to nine and this relates to the mathematical angle and infinity. Similarly, the color scheme of Utsumi is uplifting and extremely different. This approach relates to the work of Avercamp being the “past,” “present,” and “future.”
In a past article, I comment, “Avercamp had to overcome adversity because it is widely believed he was deaf and a mute. This is based on documentation that stipulates his name being the Kampen Mute. Hence, one can only imagine how Avercamp overcame such obstacles and how society treated him.”
Overall, this delightful contemporary Japanese artist can feel the cultural and artistic angle of Dutch art. Hence, while Utsumi is still to visit Holland, the legacy of past history remains embedded within her artistic soul. Therefore, another adorable art piece is witnessed based on her love of Dutch art, in relation to the sixteenth century and seventeenth century.
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