We don’t often see an art book zoom up Amazon’s sales rankings, so the rise of Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Ito Jakuchu from #1,376 to #109, is remarkable.
The book is the illustrated catalog of an exhibition of the revered 18th C Japanese artist’s work at the National Gallery of Art, featured on the PBS NewsHour last night. The paintings on silk are so fragile that they are rarely displayed.
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