"Taikan Yokoyama: 50 Years On" Exhibition

The National Art Center, Tokyo

poster for "Taikan Yokoyama: 50 Years On" Exhibition

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This artist was born in 1868, the first year of the Meiji era and enrolled in Tokyo Bijutsu School’s first class ever. He encountered Tenshin Okakura who aimed for the innovation and internationalization of Japanese art, and inherited this intent. Throughout the Meiji, Taisho, prewar and postwar eras, he continued to create multiple works as a leader of the Japanese artist movement.
In this exhibition, a suiboku-ga painted scroll (1923, Museum of Modern Art Tokyo collection) over 40 meters in length will be displayed in its entirety. "Yozakura (night cherry blossoms)" that was unveiled at an exhibition in Rome will be on display (until February 11th), as will the representative work that he completed late in his life "The Pacific Ocean One Day". 4 works from the Boston Museum collection that are believed to have been drawn while he visited America with Tenshin will return to Japan for the exhibition. Masterwork classical paintings by Korin Ogata and Chin-yo Den will be on display for comparison.

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From 2008-01-23 To 2008-03-03


Taikan Yokoyama



Gary McLeod tablog review

“Watching” Yokoyama

The retrospective of Taikan Yokoyama’s paintings at the National Art Center, seen on National Foundation Day make for an interesting picture to “watch”.

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