Tuesday, February 20, 2018
From the MOT Collection: “Modern Realism”
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku,
Nov 17, 2017 To Jan 06, 2018
Detail: Featuring realistic Western-style paintings of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT). Minutely depicted oil paintings by Kinkichiro Honda, the Meiji-period pioneer of Western-style painting; finely rendered oils and drawings by Michisei Kono of the Taisho-period Western-style painting group, Sodosha; richly humanistic depictions of Japanese society and people in the early Showa period by Hitoshi Ikebe and Tadashi Yoshii; and works of temperate realism by Torao Makino …These and other Western-style painters who propelled Japanese art and art groups during Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-26), and Showa (1926-89) will be presented in an exhibition of modern-period realistic painting.