About this Work of Art ~
Japanese Garden" A
watercolor painting created in the
Spring of 2008 by Laszlo
Tar. This beautiful scene is of a colorful Spring
day and the Torii (Japanese gate) located in
the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden of the Brooklyn Botanical
Gardens, in Brooklyn New York. The Japanese Garden at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens was first opened in 1915 and designed by Takeo Shiota (1881-1943). In 1907 Takeo Shiota came to America, driven by an ambition to create, in his words, "a garden more beautiful than all others in the world." And Laszlo Tar immortalizes his most beautiful creation in this wonderful painterly work of art.
gardens are designed to mirror nature, using
trees, plants, and structures on a scale that
creates an impression of greater space. Simplicity
and "harmonious asymmetry" are important
principles in Japanese gardens, as are a balance
between man-made and natural, change and
Torii marks the entrance to a sacred space
and this is unquestionably such a spot - and
amazingly it is located in Brooklyn New York.
completely unique piece in Laszlo Tar's creative
collection, created on location.
here to see all Brooklyn prints.
original is a watercolor and gouache painting created
on Italian Fabriano Artistico paper.
Drawings by Michelangelo and Raphael executed on papers
from Fabriano still hang in museums and are a testament
to the quality of Fabriano paper. This very fine paper
has the watermark "Fabriano Artistico" along both edges and when
visible on the original painting, these watermarks are
also clearly evident on our print images. Paper watermarks
are used as date reference points by historians, collectors
and appraisers and because our prints are exact replicas
of the original work, the visible watermarks on the
original are also reproduced on the print. Mr. Tar
primarily used two types of paper for his original
watercolors. One is Fabriano Artistico (Italian) and
the other is Arches (French). Both manufacturers include watermarks on
here to read more about Watermarks.
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