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The Spectrum of the Sky .… 2

The Spectrum of the Sky and the Sea

 

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The blue to blue-green glazes on bonsai pots symbolize the sky and the sea. The glazes have an aesthetic function as they contrast with red berries, flowers or leaves.

 

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Size: 41,5 cm x 28,5 cm x 7 cm (16 1/2 x 11 x 2 3/4 in)

  

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Size: 29 cm x 18 cm x 11 cm (11 1/4 x 7 x 4 1/4 in)

 

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The effect of the light on blue-green pots creates ever changing shades of colour in many nuances.

 

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Size: 59 cm x 40,8 cm x 11,5 cm (23 x 16 x 4 1/2 in)

 

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Size: 42,5 cm x 25 cm x 8,5 cm (16 1/2 x 10 x 3 1/2 in)

 

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Size: 45 cm x 34,2 cm x 6,5 cm (17 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 2 1/2 in)

 

 

The pot corresponds to the tree, and the arrangement creates its own special magic. Such pieces of art can be used to create colourful accents in the garden.

 

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Size: Diameter 32,2 cm (12 1/2 in), height 23 cm (9 in)

 

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The fugitive, fragmentary about these bonsai creates an impression of movement.

 

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Japanese bonsai masters often purposefully use old blue pots with patina for their trees because not only the tree but also the pot should be a piece of art.

 

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Size: 44,5 cm x 31 cm x 5 cm (17 1/2 x 12 x 2 in)

 

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Size: 22 cm x 15 cm x 5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 x 2 in)

 

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Size: 40 cm x 30 cm x 11,7 cm (15 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 4 1/2 in)

 

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Size: 34 cm x 22 cm x 8,5 cm (13 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 in)

 

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Size: 22,7 cm x 13,6 cm x 6,3 cm (9 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in)

 

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Suiban, Size: 37 cm x 26 cm x 3 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 1 1/4 in)

 

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Suiban, Size: 40 cm x 26 cm x 3,5 cm (15 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 1 3/8 in)

 

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Suiban, Size: 27 cm x 23 cm x 3 cm (10 1/2 x 9 x 1 1/8 in)

 

 

Peter Krebs

 

 

Special thanks to BONSAI ART who made this article possible.

Photographs by BONSAI ART: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 27, 28 

Photographs by BONSAI ART AUCTION Japan: 4, 8, 10, 11, 13, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31

Photograph by Peter Krebs: 3

Translation: Heike van Gunst

 


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