Sōtatsu: Making Waves

Cranes of Immortality

Cranes of ImmortalityThe most striking feature of Cranes of Immortality is Tsuji Kakō’s treatment of the water surface, where carefully blended pigments create an effect that recalls shading techniques in oil painting. Sōtatsu’s influence can be seen in the dots in the background and the gold paint that enhances the breaking waves. Look for another work by this artist, Waterfowl in Snow, on the opposite wall.

Cranes of Immortality
Tsuji Kakō (1870–1931)
Japan, ca. 1918
Hanging scroll
Color on silk
Gift of Griffith and Patricia Way, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the
Seattle Art Museum, 2010.41.80













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