Yabu Meizan, Large Satsuma Vase, Flowering Vines and Dragonfly
|Title||Summer Flowering Creepers and Dragonfly Vase|
|Artist Name||Yabu Meizan|
|Dimensions||(W) 12.5 (D) 12.5 (H) 24.3 cm|
|Subject||Animal & Birds, Flowers & Botanical|
|Product Date||Early 20th century|
Yabu Meizan was considered to be one of the greatest ceramic artists of Japan during the 19th-20th century. He was born in Osaka in 1853 and studied painting techniques on ceramics in Tokyo. He returned to Osaka and established his workshop in 1880. He created a new form of intricate artwork characterised by detailed landscapes and decorative motifs. The early artworks were so detailed that one would need the aide of a magnification glass to appreciate the fine miniature paintwork. During the 20th century, he adapted his work to appeal to a wider audience through simplification of designs in keeping with the fashion of the period, maintaining the attention to detail throughout.