Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Kanō School — The Eyes and Hands that Controlled the Painting World
Idemitsu Museum of Arts
9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Feb 11, 2020 To Mar 22, 2020
Detail: Sometimes extravagant, but sometimes refined. It was the Kanō school artists that always played a leading role in the Muromachi to Edo period painting world, while responding to the commissions and the trend of the times. Learning from tradition of past artistic expressions, they were not only prominent artists, but also intellectuals well read in Japanese and Chinese painting history. This exhibition will show their gracious pieces together with works old and new which the Kanō artists must have come across, trying to approach the elements they saw and that supported their creative activity.