Wolf In Twilight Winter Snow - Konoshima Okoku - Japanesse Masters Painting - Posters
A waning half-moon illuminates a wolf in the still desolation of a winter night. A wandering fox searches for food with a sharp gaze. The isolation of its life deepens the quietude of the severe winter.
Konoshima Okoku was born in Kyoto City. He studied under a Japanese-style-painter Imao Keinen. He won prizes at each of the first six Ministry of Education Art Exhibitions and others. He taught the next generation at the Kyoto City School of Painting. During his final years he distanced himself from government-sponsored exhibitions and escaped to a secluded life filled with poetry and calligraphy. With a simple, lyrical style, he worked from sketches on naturalistic paintings of animals and landscapes.
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