On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of Japan, 2nd floor
Koie Ryōji often works with the elements of the Oribe style—light-colored clay, green glaze, and brown and white decoration—but he does not employ the pictorial motifs usually found on Oribe wares, and he allows the colors to bubble and flow to a degree that would have been unacceptable to Momoyama-period Oribe artists. Koie is celebrated for his experimental methods and spontaneous, expressive forms.
Stoneware with glaze; oribe ware
Gift of Shelly and Lester Richter
Koie Ryoji (Japanese, 1938-2020). Tea Bowl, 2005. Stoneware with glaze; oribe ware, 4 5/16 x 5 7/8 in. (11 x 15 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Shelly and Lester Richter, 2013.83.27. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2013.83.27_top_PS4.jpg)
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