Beauty of Japanese Art and Design From Rimpa and Ukiyo-e to Present Art
August 10 - October 20, 2019
One of the major features of Japanese Art is its decorativeness. The flow of Rimpa uses the abundance of nature as its motif, and the "decorative beauty" of gleamy gold and silver as well as the refined designs have been loved by people, crossing the border of painting and craftsmanship. The Ukiyo-e, too, has fascinated people since the Edo period. It skillfully employs expressions from all times and places. These expressions, abundant with a feeling for design that includes bold constructions and color schemes, did not fail to enchant the European Impressionists of the 19th century and enjoy a high degree of esteem even more so nowadays. Since the Meiji period, it has become common to distinguish between "art" and "design." Nevertheless, the decorativeness of Japanese Art has penetrated all kinds off genres and has been passed on to many contemporary artists and designers. This exhibition focuses on the decorativeness and designs that can be found in Japanese Art and presents its versatile beauty starting with Rimpa and Ukiyo-e, also displaying contemporary paintings and even posters.
|Period||August 10 - October 20
【1st Term : August 10 - September 16】
【2nd Term : September 21 - October 20】
|Opening Hours||9:30 - 18:00 (Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.)|
|Closed||Wednesdays, (August 21,28, September 11,17,18,19,20,24,25, October 2,9,15)
＊From the 17th (Tuesday) to the 20th (Friday) September, this exhibition will be closed to visitors due to installation work.
＊Open August 12, 13,14, September 4, October 16.
Adults 1,300yen (1,000yen*) , University students 650yen (500yen*), Advance ticket 1,000yen
|Venue||2F exhibition room 2,4|
|Supported by||Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, The Kitanippon Shimbun,Kitanihon Broadcasting Co.,Ltd.|