Working with Right Principles

勸以義

2009

Takaki Seiu 高木聖雨

(Japanese, born 1949)
Sheet: 97 x 170 cm (38 3/16 x 66 15/16 in.); Image: 97 x 110 cm (38 3/16 x 43 5/16 in.); Framed: 110 x 181 cm (43 5/16 x 71 1/4 in.)
Location: 235A Japanese
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Takaki Seiu was a student of Aoyama Sanu, whose calligraphy is also in the CMA collection, 2011.17.

Description

These three characters, read from right to left, are a quote from an annotation of The Book of Songs, the oldest Chinese classical poetry anthology. The phrase means to use reason and logic when advising others. The characters are brushed in an abstracted version of a calligraphic style called seal script, an ancient Chinese mode of writing.
Working with Right Principles

Working with Right Principles

2009

Takaki Seiu

(Japanese, born 1949)
Japan, Heisei period (1989–2019)

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