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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Exhibition Private - USA & Canada
Asia Week New York

Fine Art from the Taisho/Showa Eras

Thomsen Gallery
9 East 63rd Street, Floor 2,
New York, USA
Mar 16, 2023 To Mar 24, 2023

Detail: The exhibition will feature folding screens and hanging scrolls from the Taisho era (1912-26) and early Showa era (1926-1989), a time of great change for Japan and its arts. Superb works were created for the domestic market, in contrast to the export-oriented output during the preceding Meiji era (1868-1912). Though most painters of the Taisho and early Showa eras typically remained focused on traditional themes, they often experimented with new materials and perspectives. They shifted from stylized depictions of nature to naturalistic botanical studies. Making trips abroad, many painters incorporated foreign elements from their travels into their work.

Next to painting, bamboo baskets and intricate gold lacquer boxes from the Taisho and Showa eras will highlight the technical perfection in works of art that were executed in traditional formats and materials but explored new worlds of expression and design.

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Hasegawa Chikuyū (1885-1962), <em>Clouds over Mountains</em> (detail)
Hasegawa Chikuyū (1885-1962), Clouds over Mountains (detail)
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