miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2012

Exhibición de Sakai Hōitsu en Nueva York

Aquí va esta información de una nueva exhibición en la Japan Society de Nueva York:

September 29, 2012—January 6, 2013

Japan Society Gallery presents the first American retrospective of Sakai Hōitsu, master of the bravura gesture, a samurai aristocrat turned Buddhist monk who dedicated his life to art and poetry. Triumphs of compositional daring and sumptuousness, Hōitsu’s paintings and those of his chief pupil Suzuki Kiitsu (1796–1858) made a defining Japanese contribution to world art.
The exhibition includes 58 screens, scrolls, painted fans, lacquer wares, and woodblock-printed books from public and private collections throughout the United States, including five loans from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For Six Weeks Only, A Once-in-a-Lifetime Reunion of Two Celebrated Painted Screens!
Foremost among the paintings are Hōitsu’s Waves, a magnificent pair of twelve-foot-wide six-panel screens sheathed in silver leaf and boldly brushed in black ink. They will be exhibited alongside Rough Waves by Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716), an earlier artist who inspired Hōitsu to revive the Rimpa (“school of Kōrin”) style and to paint the Waves screens.
So precious and fragile that they can be on view for only six weeks, on November 4 Hōitsu’s Waves will return to Japan and be replaced by his Maples and Cherry Trees, another stunning pair of screens opulently lined with gold leaf and painted in precious mineral pigments.
Silver Wind offers an unmissable opportunity to experience in its totality the art of a great painter who has long been prized in this country for his direct visual appeal, loving depiction of favorite Japanese subjects, and sensitivity to subtle changes in weather and the seasons.

Para mayor información, consultar el link de la exhibición

martes, 4 de septiembre de 2012

Nueva exhibición de ukiyo-e en Nueva York

Les comparto esta información de una próxima exposición de ukiyo-e en Nueva York.

Sebastian Izzard requests the pleasure of your company at the exhibition: Japanese Prints and Paintings of the Eighteenth Century.
September 28 - October 5, 2012
Exhibition to be held at: Sebastian Izzard Llc Asian Art
17 East 76th Street, 3rd Floor, New York

jueves, 9 de febrero de 2012

Nueva exhibición, "Samurai: The Warrior Transformed"

Les anuncio la próxima apertura de la exhibición "Samurai: The Warrior Transformed", auspiciada por la National Geographic, y curada por mi buen amigo y colega Constantine N. Vaporis. La exposición estará abierta al público desde marzo a septiembre de este año en el National Geographic Museum de Washington, D.C.
Más adelante realizaremos una reseña de esta exhibición para nuestros lectores.