Starting Soon: "Old Japanese Paintings: The Masters who Colored the Edo Period" at Kashima Arts
By: Kashima Arts Co., Ltd
Offering works by the masters who led the artistic development of the Edo period, Kashima Arts will commemorate the end of 2020 with a selection of one of their ultimate specialities.
Bringing an end to a long period of turmoil, the Edo period marked a social revolution where works of art, once exclusive only to nobility and those of great authority, became widely available for the benefit of the masses. As a result, painters previously constrained by conservative artistic practices began to take an active role, and Japan was gifted with 300 years of cultural prosperity. While maintaining tradition, Edo paintings developed a rich visual culture that elaborated past motifs and formed new styles of artistic expression. With their timeless aesthetics, these works are the ultimate emblems of Japanese art.
1. A Selection of Works by the Best Artists
This lineup exemplifies the unique visual culture that came with the merging of diverse artistic practices.
Exhibiting artists include
- Legendary Maruyama school founder, Maruyama Okyo,
- Major literary icons, Ikeno Taiga, Yosa Buson, and Uragami Gyokudo,
- Innovative unifier of Western and Eastern aesthetics, Shiba Kokan
- Acclaimed Rinpa artist, Sakai Hoitsu
- Ito Jakuchu, Soga Shohaku, Nagasawa Rosetsu and more.
2. View Art in the Safety of Your Home
Prioritizing, both, customer safety and satisfaction, Kashima Arts has prepared free in-house digital catalogues with installation shots and images of works with pricing. Email intl@kashima-
❶ Ito Jakuchu, Cranes
❷ Reizei Tamechika, The First Day of the Year of the Rat
❸ Sakai Hoitsu, Early Summer
❹ Ikeno Gyokuran, Landscape
❺ Nagasawa Rosetsu, Sparrows on Magnolia Tree
The Kashima Arts Special Exhibition Series:
A retrospective of the various artists Kashima Arts has introduced over the years, this event represents one of the cornerstones of the gallery's ever-changing history. Each exhibition focuses on an essential Japanese art genre, from Modern Paintings to Calligraphy and Old Paintings, and will only be held this year.
Schedule: December 5 to 20, 2020 *Open every day, 10am to 6pm. Free Admittance.
Venue: Kashima Arts (3-3-2 Kyobashi Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Tel: (+81) (0)3-3276-0700
*Business times subject to change. Stay updated via the Kashima Arts Facebook (@kashima.arts)
Kashima Arts Co., Ltd.
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