Monkeys & Mountains Landscapes in Asia
Newark Museum - Newark, 49 Washington Street, New Jersey, USA
Mar 09, 2016 to Feb 27, 2017
Detail: The Newark Museum will celebrate the year of the monkey with this special exhibition showcasing previously unknown works by Japanese artist Mori Sosen—famed for paintings of monkeys.
On view will be spectacular Hokusai and Hiroshige prints of Mt. Fuji sure to dazzle the eyes. Stately Tibetan paintings and sculptures reveal the specificity of Himalayan Mountains and the Tibetan plateau. Chinese Buddhist and Taoist landscapes of blue-green mountains (where the immortals dwell) complement intimate Indian manuscript paintings of musical modes (called Raga), episodes of the Ramayana epic (starring the magical monkey Hanuman), and Jain renunciants (like Rishibhadra). Majestic bamboo paintings by Kim Jin Woo and Watanabe Kiyoshi reveal Korean and Japanese abstracted landscapes. Enjoy scenic vistas and particular cultural views of real and ideal landscapes of Asia.
On view in the Asian Galleries, 3rd Floor, North Wing
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