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— The Life of Animals in Japanese Art, The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC — June 2-August 18, 2019
— Artworks representing animals – real or imaginary, religious or secular – span the full breadth and splendor of Japanese artistic production. The National Gallery of Art has announced, “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art,” the first exhibition devoted to the subject, covering 16 centuries (from the Sixth Century to the present day) and a wide variety of media – sculpture, painting, lacquerwork, ceramics, metalwork, textile and the woodblock print. On view from June 2 through August 18, the exhibition will feature 315 works, drawn from 66 Japanese and 30 American public and private collections. The artists represented range from Sesson Shukei, Ito Jakuchu, Soga Shohaku, Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, to Okamoto Taro, Kusama Yayoi, Issey Miyake, Nara Yoshitomo, and Murakami Takashi…
Image courtesy of Hosomi Museum, Kyoto.
April 30, 2019