"Shanghai Modern" Exhibition

Osaka Municipal Museum of Art

poster for "Shanghai Modern" Exhibition

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After 2000 years of imperialism, the Republic of China was established by the democratic revolution in 1912. Shanghai, which had been developing since opening their port in 1942, became the biggest city in China and brought western art and artists. The works produced in the city incorporated familiar motifs such as flowers, birds and people, expressed with vivid colors and powerful brush strokes. In addition, the works also show the cultural connection established between Japan and Shanghai.
This exhibition features about 200 works of calligraphy, traditional paintings and seal engravings that are from Shanghai, and dated between the late 19th to early 20 century. This is the first public exhibition in Japan, featuring approximately 100 works from China's National Palace Museum and the Changfound Museum in Taiwan. In addition, there are about 100 works from Japanese museums and other national private collections.

[Image: Go Shoseki "Rin Sekko Bun" Courtesy of Tokyo National Museum]



from September 04, 2007 to October 14, 2007



donald_japantimes: (2007-09-20 at 14:09)

Traditional China popped
By Matthew Larking
Special to The Japan Times

In the literati tradition, painting was a sophisticated leisure activity for landowners and imperial officials — not a commercially oriented practice catering to the whims of a newly buoyant market. Though painting for financial gain was despised by the literati, it was standard practice for the Shanghai School, who sold works through dealers and shops ...


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