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Urushi-e is a type of Japanese lacquerware that dates back to the 8th century. It is characterized by its use of lacquer, which is derived from the sap of the lacquer tree. Urushi-e is often decorated with gold, silver, and other precious metals, as well as mother-of-pearl and other natural materials. The technique of Urushi-e is complex and time-consuming, and it is considered to be one of the highest forms of Japanese craftsmanship.

The art style is also known as: Japanese lacquer painting
Categories: Impressionism, Modernism



Detailed Description

Urushi-e is a type of Japanese lacquerware that dates back to the 8th century. It is made by applying layers of lacquer to a wooden substrate, and then polishing the surface to create a smooth, glossy finish. Urushi-e has a long history in Japan, and has been used for everything from bowls and plates to furniture and sculptures. Some of the most famous urushi-e artists include Ogata Korin, who created the famous “Red and Black Lacquer” screen, and Shibata Zeshin, who is considered the father of modern urushi-e. Today, urushi-e is still made using traditional methods, and is prized for its beauty and durability. If you’re ever in Japan, be sure to check out some of the amazing urushi-e artwork on display in museums and galleries.

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