Essence of Rimpa Appearing in Japanese Painting Circles in Kyoto - Humor and Wit -

Insho Domoto Museum of Fine Arts

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On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Rimpa in 2015, Insho Domoto Museum of Fine Arts focuses on “Rimpa Elements” in modern and contemporary work by artists in Kyoto Japanese Painting Circles, featuring the work of Insho Domoto.
The Rimpa school reached its heights with Koetsu Honami, Sotatsu Tawaraya, and Korin Ogata in Kyoto between the Momoyama and early Edo periods, and is characterized by a magnanimous, graceful, decorative style, with bold, simplified forms that are based on a keen perception of nature. The style has thrived in our everyday environment through paintings, dyeing and weaving, pottery, and lacquer art.
As many painters and craft artists have produced work with a strong awareness of Rimpa even after the Meiji period, it can be said Rimpa still exerts a potent influence on modern and contemporary art. The current exhibition aims to review the sophisticated and elegant sense of design originating in Rimpa in the modern and contemporary Japanese Painting Circles in Kyoto, featuring Sekka and Insho, from the viewpoint of Humor and Wit. This is an opportunity to appreciate how deeply the Rimpa sensibility runs through the Japanese Painting Circles in Kyoto.

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Gallery Talk
Date: Oct.25 (Sun) From 14:00
Admission: Entrance ticket required.
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from October 07, 2015 at 9:30 to November 29, 2015 at 17:00
Closed on Mondays during exhibition period. Closed on Oct.13 (Tues) and Nov.24 (Tues). However, open on Oct.12 (Mon/hol) and Nov.23 (Mon/hol).



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