Dragon and Tiger

A pair of six-fold screens; ink on paper | 154.9 x 358.1cm | 1600s

Kanō Tan’yū

Look closely at the dragon. Kanō Tan’yū exhibits full control of the sumi ink by depicting the mythical creature emerging from an atmospheric cloud. Sumi ink is made of soot and a binder such as animal glue and mixed with water to obtain ink of desir...
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