Special Exhibition "Tairin School Exhibition - Succession and Variation"
This event has ended.
2008 marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of Edo period artist Korin Ogata, who founded an innovative, ornamental school of painting and crafts called "Rinha". Rinha was not a hereditary school of art that carried on over generations, but rather the manifestation of Ogata's personal idolization of artists such as Koetsu Honami, Sotatsu Tawaraya and Hoichi Sakai.
This exhibition features stellar works by 6 artists who informed the aesthetics of the Rinha school - Koetsu Honami, Sotatsu Tawaraya, Hoichi Sakai, Korin Ogata, Kenzan Ogata and Kiichi Suzuki. Through a comparison of works on the same theme, tracing the genealogy of the Rinha school in concrete terms, this exhibition hopes to bring to light the individual singularity of each artist. On display are paintings, calligraphy, crafts and so on.