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otagaki rengetsu poem painting

Otagaki Rengetsu | Painting

SKU: R1755
$6,870.00Price

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As you know, Rengetsu means Lotus-Moon. And when Rengetsu is writing about a LOTUS blossom and a cloudless MOON - as she does on this painting - then she is probably not only writing about the blessings of nature and certainly not about the melancholy of astronomy. Then she is writing about herself in a very intimate way. She does so in this delicate painting and in her calm, confindent and inspiring poem next to it. This painting is more than a depiction of a plant with a poem. It is a poetic self-portrait. 

My hope 
finding a way 
to behold
the cloudless moon
upon a lotus blossom in the next world.


Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)
Painting with poem
Ink on paper
29 x 42 cm (11 ½ x 16 ½ in.)
Mounting 112.5 x 45.5 (44¼ x 18 in.)
Some creases and stains

 

My hope
finding a way
to behold
the cloudless moon
upon a lotus blossom in the next world.