An exhibition of a grand collection of Meissen porcelain is taking place from April 7th to July 22nd, at The Museum of oriental ceramics, Osaka(東洋陶磁美術館）.
This cozy museum is located in Nakanoshima which is a long island-like sandbar between two rivers, Dojima river and Tosabori river.
Near the museum there is a park and there are many kinds of roses blooming .
The roses have past their prime with tiny soft thorns...
|Kakiemon style via Wikipedia|
The title of exhibition is "300 Years of Meissen", and the wide variety of the installations include figures of some animals and birds, figurines of vendors and clowns, various size of vases, and many table wares.
The original Meissen products were so expensive that only noble people could buy, but eventually some became an affordable luxury for the common people.
Rose pattern called Meissen Rose is the typical one, and I found it very attractive.
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I introduced my brother's etchings in older post( here), this time he exhibited some works of etching which he created afterwards.
His works in this exhibition were made in colour , although the ones which I saw in his previous one were all in monocrhrome.
My brother's wife was in the room instead of him because his health condition was getting progressively worse.
His wife told me about his poor health condition, while I looked at his colourful works which showed no sign of any darkness or sadness..
The above one's number is 043.
Thinking of him I remembered the following tanka poem.
Year by year
I have greater awareness
of my sorrow
letting burn with a flame
in the depth of my life
by Kanoko Okamoto (1889~ 1939)