The “Wild Painting Right Half” is half of a pretty cool set of screens.
The “Wild Painting Right Half” is sometimes fake. The fake is pretty clever – it just changes the color scheme!
If you hadn’t guessed, if you take both the Wild Half Right and the Wild Half Left, and put them side by side – you get a pretty cool set of screens!
Once placed in the museum, the description provided on the plaque will read,
Folding Screen of Fūjin and Raijin (R), Tawaraya Sōtatsu, 17th century
Gold leaf and ink on paperThis folding screen shows dynamic brushwork of Fūjin and Raijin on a gold-leaf background. It is thought to be the masterpiece of Tawaraya Sōtatsu, an early-Edo-period artist. The simplification of the subjects is a style that was carried on by Ogata Kōrin. It’s a style still in use today in the Rinpa school of Japanese painting.