A 4 page research paper that describes and analyzes Sesshu's "Landscape of the Four Seasons" (Japanese, fifteenth century) and Fra Andrea Pozzo's "Glorification of Saint Ignatius" (Italian, seventeenth century). The writer also uses tutorial language to advise the student on conducting further research. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Name of Research Paper File: D0_khsuspoz.rtf
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known for his mastery of "sumi-e," that is, "monochrome ink painting" ("Sesshu"). His landscapes are heavily influenced by Chinese art, which Sesshu adapted to "Japanese ideals and aesthetic sensibilities" ("Sesshu").
Sesshus "Landscape of the Four Seasons" is a long scroll, over 10 meters in length, which depicts a landscape in ink and light color (Kyoto National Museum). It dates from
the second half of the fifteenth century and its "careful brush strokes," as well as its "strict composition" reflect the "influence of Xia Gui," of Chinas Southern Song Dynasty (Kyoto
National Museum). The online image of this Japanese masterpiece has to be viewed in sections due to its length. The first panel shows the graceful lines of willow trees
in the foreground and a foot bridge over a river that broadens into the mistiness of the horizon. The next panel also shows terrain and water, showing detail in
the foreground, with suggested geographical features hinted at in the mist. The last panel shows more mountainous terrain, a zigzagging road next to a meandering river and a pagoda that,
due to its small size, is visually interpreted to be at a far distance from the viewer. As this suggests, the balance, proportion and perspective of this work is
superb, as its various elements naturally move the viewers gaze into the landscape and onward as the artist takes the viewer on a visual journey. The purpose of the
work are undoubtedly tied to the principles of Zen Buddhism, as bibliographical sources on Sesshu indicate that he received training in this religion/philosophy. However, the principles of Zen Buddhism
are too complex to relate within a paper of this brief length. Therefore, the student researching this topic is encouraged to explore this topic further and also explore how this