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Japan with the passing seasons

Japan with the passing seasons

2014/09/19 - 2015/01/11

At a time when environmental issues are a principal concern, this exhibition aims to demonstrate the deep emotional ties between the Japanese people and nature. Sixty paintings on paper and silk evoke their culture's essence. The works - which depict plants, animals, and landscapes linked to a season or to a month of the year- all reflect the particular sensitivity and responsiveness of the Japanese people towards nature.

The exhibition demonstrates how the great artistic movements in Japanese painting of the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, while preserving centuries-old tradition, renewed the stylistic approach to these subjects. Works by artists from the Nanga, Maruyama-Shijō, and Rimpa movements will be on display, using various media such as vertical and horizontal scrolls and folding screens. This exceptional exhibition includes some of the greatest masters of Japanese painting - Ike No Taiga (1723-1776), Tani Bunchō (1763-1840), Maruyama Ōkyo (1733-1795) , and Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828). This last artist is represented by a very rare series of twelve paintings of "Flowers and Birds of the Twelve Months." A similar set can be found in the Japanese Imperial Collection.

The works on display belong to American collectors Robert and Betsy Feinberg. Some of the works have been seen at exhibitions in Japan and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Others are appearing for the first time.

Useful informations

7 avenue Vélasquez
75008 - Paris
tél + 33(0)1 53 96 21 50

Opening hours
Tuesday through sunday from 10 a.m. to 06p.m.
Last admission at 05.30 p.m.
Closed on monday, November 1st and 11th, December 25th and January 1st

Public transport:
Metro Villiers (line 2 & 3), Monceau (line 2)

Exhibition's tickets
8 € full rate - 6 € concessions)

Guided tours of the exhibition
Tuesday, Wedenesday, Thursday at 02.30 p.m. 
Saturday at 03.00 p.m. 

Exhibition books 
Le Japon au fil des saisons : 35€
Editor : Christine Shimizu, Curator of the exhibition, Director of the Musée Cernuschi
Paris Musées Editions -  www. parismusees.paris.fr
ISBN : 978-2-7596- 0263 - 6
Size : 21cm x 30 cm
Number of pages : 160
Illustrations: 80 colour illustrations
Publication date: September 2014

Four seasons in Japan (for children) : 18,50 €
Editor : Emma Giuliani
Paris Musées Editions  - www.parismusees.paris.fr
ISBN 978- 2 7596- 0265-0
Size : 11,5 cm x 33 cm
Number of pages : 32
Illustrations : 20
Publication date : September 2014