Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Ike Taiga―Landscape of Sunlight
Idemitsu Museum of Arts
9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Feb 10, 2024 To Mar 24, 2024
Detail: Landscape paintings depict the rustling of trees and leaves and the shimmering surface of water using only ink and color dots. These landscape paintings that allow viewers today to visit the distant West Lake or the Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers were created from the mountain climbing experiences of Ike Taiga (1723-76), who admired Japanese nature. This exhibition unveils the virtuous personality of Taiga who admired China’s literati culture since childhood and explores the secrets of sensory landscape paintings by looking at works depicting Mount Fuji and China’s scenic sites, and other landscape paintings of four seasons. We hope you will enjoy the heartwarming expressions of Taiga’s gentle and blissful paintings.