Aubrey Beardsley and Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

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The release of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome”, containing the illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley(1872-1898) helped to alight a fierce enthusiasm for Beardsley’s work to the extent that the British art world of the late 19th century came to be known as the Beardsley era. Such excitement was also clearly informed to Japan of the Meiji and Taisho periods. For those working in the field of graphic design and book illustration it were as if no one was left untouched by Beardsley’s influence. Yet at the same time Beardsley was also under the sway of Japonism which gained such popularity around Europe in the late 19th century, with his early work often referencing Japanese art of the modern era. This exhibition places a spotlight on the Beardsley Era whilst examining the cycle of art between Japan and Britain between the 19th and 20th centuries through a collection of 270 works.

[Related Events]

Commemoration Lecture
Date: Mar.13 (Sun) From 14:00
Admission: Free (Exhibition ticket required)

Gallery Talk
Date: Feb.7 (Sun) and 14 (Sun) From 13:00-13:45
Admission: Free (Exhibition ticket required)

Please refer to the official site for further details.



from February 06, 2016 at 9:30 to March 27, 2016 at 17:00



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