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Name  Golden Pavilion I
Price, USD  2000.00
Status  For sale, available
Seller  Asbjorn Lonvig
Size, cm  84.0 x 59.4 cm /switch
Artist  Asbjorn Lonvig
Year made  2010-11-15
Style   Abstract
Theme   Spirituality
Media   Other media
Collection   The Complete Fine Art Works of Asbjorn Lonvig
Description 
1 x Inks on Hahnemühle Artist Canvas 340 gsm - one of a kind - signed by Asbjorn Lonvig.
Size: 59,4 x 84 cm (23.4” x 33.1”).
Price is US$ 8,632.
210 x exclusie fine art prints numbered and signed by the artist, archival inks on cotton,
that is on Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350gsm Fine Art paper
using pigment based archival inks.
Size: 59,4 x 84 cm (23.4” x 33.1”).
Price is US$ 2,000 each.

Concerning sale contact lonvig-complete-works@mail.dk

Asbjorn Lonvig's words: Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto, Japan is a temple made of gold. I saw a lot of temples in Kyoto in Japan. Kyoto is the city in Japan with far most temples.
The temples were amazing.
But.
Just one was made of gold.
I had to make a motif.
I took some photos in order to remember the shape of the Golden Pavilion.
I do not know why, but I was not ready to make the motif until 18 years after I saw it in Japan.
I’m sure the starting point 18 years after was a renewed interest in Zen and Buddhism.
I looked at my photos from 1991.
The photos were not right to me. The angels were wrong. Everything was wrong.
I searched on the Internet.
I searched the phrase “golden pavilion”
And I found 990 pictures.
Not one of them were usable.

But.
I had a crazy idea.
In Legoland in Billund, Denmark there is section about Japan with all the symbols of Japan:
A temple, a sea with a temple portal,
Shinkansen (the super fast train), Fujiyama,
a Japanese city etc. etc.
And of course the Golden Pavilion. I went to Legoland and in a few minutes I had photos of the Golden Pavilion, exactly as I wanted them.
I was ready to create.
I suddenly remembered everything about the Golden Pavilion.

Wikipedia's words: Kinkaku-ji, literally Temple of the Golden Pavilion, or formally Rokuon-ji, Deer Garden Temple is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan.
The original Kinkaku-ji was built in 1397 to serve as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, as part of his estate then known as Kitayama. It was his son who converted the building into a Zen temple of the Rinzai school.
The temple was burned down twice during the Onin War.
On July 2, 1950, at 2:30 am, the pavilion was burned down by a monk, who then attempted suicide on a hill behind the building. He survived, and was subsequently taken into custody. During the investigation after the monk's arrest, his mother was called in to talk with the police; on her way home, she committed suicide by jumping from her train into a river valley. The monk was sentenced to seven years in prison, but was released because of mental illness on September 29th, 1955; he died of other illnesses shortly after in 1956. During the fire, the original statue of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu was lost to the flames (now restored).
The present structure dates from 1955. In 1984, the coating of Japanese lacquer was found a little decayed, and a new coating as well as gilding with gold-leaf, much thicker than the original coatings (5/10,000mm instead of 1/10,000mm), was completed in 1987.

 



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