Thursday, March 20, 2014

世紀の日本画特別展 - Special Nihonga Exhibition


A special exhibition of Japanese paintings  celebrating 100-year "Inten" history is coming to its end soon, and I paid a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno yesterday. There was a huge line of people, mostly aged, because the admission was  free for seniors on third Wednesdays. It took me more than 30 minutes waiting, and another 30 minutes cruising in relatively crowded floors. The exhibition covered many famous names, but there were not many great masterpieces of each painter to my eye, not knowing Japanese paintings in depth.
The most exciting experience though was "Tsuragamae" by Tamako Kataoka, a small 4-sided screen treating Kuniyoshi Kitagawa as a subject. Her dynamic touch and intense colors were truly attractive. 

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