Ajisai (Hydrangea)

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When complete, this puzzle reveals Ajisai (Hydrangea), from Momoyogusa (A World of Things), Volume 2 by Japanese artist Kamisaka Sekka.

Considered the father of Japanese modern design, Kamisaka Sekka was born in Kyoto in 1866 and began studying painting at the age of 16. He was a master of the historic Japanese tradition known as Rimpa, which dates back to the seventeenth century.

Characteristics of the Rimpa school include the use of large planes of vivid color to create a flattened pictorial space and abstracted compositions. Sekka’s designs incorporate traditional Rimpa techniques and subjects, such as Japanese tales and nature scenes, with more abstracted compositions and bright aniline dyes.

The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto and the Birmingham Museum of Art presented the first comprehensive exhibition of his work in 2003.

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