The Age of Okamoto Shinso

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

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[Image: Shinso Okamoto (1919)]

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After having his graduation work from the Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting shown in the 1st Kokuga Sosaku Kyokai Exhibition (an event known for its careful selection process), Okamoto Shinso (1894-1933) was highly acclaimed for his reimagining of the traditional bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women). In the late 1920s, Okamoto switched from an early emphasis on overt eroticism to a more subtle approach, but died prematurely at the age of 38. This exhibition, the first full-scale retrospective of the artist’s work, traces Okamoto’s career through approximately 100 works, including as many of his paintings (of which there are very few) as possible, drawings, rough sketches, and documents. The exhibition will also include works by rival artists of the period such as Kainosho Tadaoto, providing viewers with an overview of Okamoto’s own output as well as a historical framework and a sense of his idiosyncratic approach.

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Lecture
Date: Nov.25 (Sat) From 14:00-15:30
Participants: 100
Admission: Free
Please refer to the official site for further details.

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from November 01, 2017 at 9:30 to December 10, 2017 at 17:00
Closes at 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Shinso Okamoto et al.

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