Shugaku-in Rikyu is one of the three Imperial gardens in Kyoto. It was created more than three centuries ago and reflects the height of the Imperial aesthetics from that time. The villa is surrounded by nature, giving it a feeling of seclusion from the rest of the mundane world. This composition is in William’s unique style, which allows our eyes to roam and choose what we are most interested in seeing. This composition may make some people indecisive, because it has several distinct focal points: the central pine tree flanked by the sun-lit stone, the pavilion-bridge in the upper left, and the partially shaded pathway on the right.The receding pathway of white-gray pebbles has great depth and contrasts with the green colors of the ground, reflections on the water and the beautiful line of the pond’s edge in the middle. This was a favorite image of photography gallerist whom William most respected.
Shugakuin Rikyu (E-31)
From the The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto collection.
$495.00 – $5,890.00
P1 (24 x 9 in.), P2 (36 x 14 in.), P3 (48 x 20 in.), P4 (60 x 24 in.), P5 (72 x 28 in.), P6 (96 x 38 in.), P7 (120 x 48 in.)