Tag Archives: painting

#36: Meiji Period Painting of a Game of Go Beneath a Large Calligraphy Scroll

Whenever I look at this painting, I feel a calmness in how they play the game and yet I get a feeling that it’s probably an important game. It reminds me to stay calm and focused on the game no … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #28: Maruyama Okyo’s Two Gentlemen and the Four Scholarly Arts

Maruyama Okyo 円山応挙 (1733-1795) was a famous artist from the Edo period who mixed Western naturalism with Eastern decorative designs. He founded the Maruyama school of painting and his work has had a profound influence on later Japanese artworks. His … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #27: Relaxing Game of Go Under the Pine Tree Painting

A beautiful scroll painting of two gentlemen playing go under a pine tree. This painting reminds me that go should be a relaxing game you enjoy with friends from time to time as just a simple pleasure. The words in … Continue reading

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