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Subject:Art of Miwa Zaiei
Posted By: Mike Davis Wed, Jan 22, 2020 IP:

I've been told that Miwa Zaiei was a mid Edo period painter and sculptor, who died in 1789. I've seen some of his work through online searches, but not much. Is anyone aware of books of his collected works, or anything else? I'd like to find out more about the artist but information seems pretty thin. I am aware that he was a netsuke artist, and all painted a number of hanging scrolls. Thanks for your time.

Subject:Re: Art of Miwa Zaiei
Posted By: antigone Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Hello Mike, I found on this link :
But this japanese painter Miwa Zaiei is dead in 1797 and had a pen name kashinsai, is he the same?
and here from (perhaps you have found it already)
Although nothing is known about the background of the artist, named Miwa Zaiei, except that he lived and worked in the city of Edo, he must have been affected by the concept of Western realism, which had become fashionable in eighteenth-century Japanese art and prompted him to portray the painter in the act of painting his subject in the flesh. Ironically, however, Zaiei still felt compelled to follow the traditional practice of creating an imaginary setting from ancient China for his image of presumably "real" life.

Subject:Re: Art of Miwa Zaiei
Posted By: Mike Davis Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Thank you for your reply. I have seen some of the information you mentioned. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |