Japan with the passing seasons
19 九月 2014 to 11 一月 2015
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.
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
Exhibition's tickets 8 € full rate - 6 € concessions
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.