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Windy Seascape


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(Kyoto, Japan born 1947)
Windy Seascape, Heisei period, 2008
Sculpture
Japanese
,
21st century
Heisei period, 1989-present
Creation Place: Kyôto, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Japan
Molded porcelain with pale, sky-blue glaze (Chinese qingbai-type glaze); with signature reading "S. Fukami"; numbered 2/5
H. 32.0 cm x W. 165.5 cm x D. 27.0 cm (12 5/8 x 65 3/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Asian Art and through the generosity of William B. Goldstein, M.D.
, 2008.243
Description
Entitled Windy Seascape (Kaze no kaikei), this breathtakingly beautiful porcelain sculpture suggests the windswept play of waves atop a choppy sea. Its silhouette is exquisite, with an elegant arc dipping down between razor-thin points at each end, all surfaces glazed a subtle, luminous pale blue. The sculpture is accompanied by a walnut-faced, weighted display stand that was designed and fabricated by the artist.
Marks
signed: impressed in back of sculpture: "S. Fukami 2/5"
Provenance
Purchased from Erik Thomsen LLC-Asian Art, New York (Fukami Sueharu's dealer in the U.S.)
Exhibition History
Re-View: S228-230 (Asian rotation: 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/04/2009 - 05/02/2010