The Tale of Genji: A literary masterpiece and the art it inspired — Sunday Guardian Live

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— by Roberta Smith: The Tale of Genji, written in early-11th-century Japan, has inspired a thousand years of great art, some of which is on view at an exhibition hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, full of rare loans from Japanese institutions…

Image: Scenes from The Tale of Genji: “The Royal Outing,” Tosa Mitsuyoshi, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

May 25, 2019 — 12:49

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