Attending to Details

Attending to Details
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A developing trend in Japanese applied arts in the late 19th century was the use of complex compositions, intricate detail, and highly decorated surfaces. Netsuke carvers followed suit, incorporating minute details and embellishing their works in myriad ways. To create different colors and textures, netsuke artists employed stains, pigments, and lacquer. They produced pieces that incorporated numerous media, and used semiprecious stones, coral, mother-of-pearl, and many other materials as inlays

- Chris Drosse, LACMA, (2006)