Standing Cranes depicts that most mythical of Oriental birds, cranes, standing alone in a wintry river scene.
The artist Ransui draws on the tradition of crane-themed Japanese art to give us a glimpse of the crane as a symbol of independence, patience, and graceful poise.
Two beautiful red-headed cranes stand elegantly framed by a severe monotone backdrop. At one with nature, they are nevertheless apart from it, contemplating it, and almost standing in the place of the viewer.
Standing Cranes is a profoundly beautiful and serene statement on humankind's relationship with nature, from the hand of the suiboku (watercolor) master, Ransui Yakata.
Signed by the artist.
As this is an original handpainted item, please allow for approximately two weeks for delivery.