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Friday, April 20, 2018


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Unexpected Smiles: Seven Types of Humor in Japanese Paintings

University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way,
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Oct 18, 2017 To Jan 28, 2018


Detail: Unexpected Smiles: Seven Types of Humor in Japanese Paintings is on view October 18, 2017, through January 28, 2018, in the Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums. Featuring forty-eight paintings on hanging scrolls, the works in this exhibition illustrate how humor developed in Japan from the 1700s to the early 1900s. The seven categories of humor are: parody, satire, personification, word-play, fantasy, exaggeration, and playfulness. The paintings have been chosen from private and public collections in the United States. Some of the artists included are famous, such as Sȏtatsu, Hakuin, Shȏhaku, Jakuchȏ, Rengetsu, Nantenbȏ, and Kodȏjin, while others are little-known. Together they display a great variety of styles and subjects with the single common point of humor.

Phone No.: (804) 289-8276
Fax: (804) 287-1894
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: https://museums.richmond.edu/exhibitions/page.html?eventid=12809&informationid=casDataMuseumExhibition,startdate:2017-12-20,enddate:2018-01-28



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