"The Lineage of Modern Japanese Art" Kashima Arts Special Exhibition Series 1st Edition

To spark inspiration while also remembering the works of the past, Kashima Arts will host a special series of Japanese art exhibitions.
By: Kashima Arts Co., Ltd.
CHUO-KU, Japan - Aug. 18, 2020 - PRLog -- Kashima Arts aims to reinvent the ways Japanese art has been presented while, simultaneously, share the values of incorporating art into daily life. Now more than ever, there is need for inspiration, to remember the beauty of the past and the ancient wisdom of Japanese art.

With each exhibition focusing on an essential Japanese art genre, each event will recall the richness of the times that are now rarely seen. "The Lineage of Modern Japanese Art," will introduce the series with modern Japanese paintings that reflects the unique history of the time. Following this,  "Calligraphy: An Examination of the Japanese Spirit" is scheduled this November, while the 3rd and final edition, "Old Japanese Paintings: The Masters who Colored the Edo Period", is scheduled this December.

*The Kashima Arts Special Exhibition Series will only be held this year. A retrospective of the various Japanese art masters Kashima Arts has introduced over the years, this series represents one of the cornerstones of the gallery's ever-changing history.

On the "The Lineage of Modern Japanese Art"
Following the Meiji restoration, the introduction of Western art had great influence over Japanese painting and, in turn, forced Japanese artists to redefine themselves and rebuild a stronger identity. Overcoming all odds, the paintbrush paved the way for innovation, and the traces remain unfazed.

Exhibition Highlights
1. A chance to view & buy works by leading modern Japanese painters
Offering approx 40 works from the Meiji to the Showa period (1868-1989), this will be an opportunity to see the works of those who marked their names in the history of modern Japanese art, all in one place.

2. View artworks in the safety of your home
With the COVID-19 outbreak, the implementation of new measures has been necessary to ensure the wellbeing of all. To allow for the enjoyment of art and the safety of everybody, Kashima Arts will offer free digital catalogs. E-catalogs can be accessed on any smart device, so view works can be viewed anywhere, anytime. For first time customers, please email Kashima Arts to register for this offer.

Dates: Sept 12 (Sat) to 22 (Tue), 2020. Open every day, from 10am to 6pm.
Free Admission. Approx. 40 works
Exhibiting Artists: Yokoyama Taikan, Hishida Shunso, Hashimoto Gaho, Kishida Ryusei, Kayama Matazo, Foujita Tsuguharu, Kumagai Morikazu, Higashiyama Kaii & more.
Venue: Kashima Arts (3-3-2 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0031)


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