"Using a Sketchbook: Drawing, Walking and Drawing" Exhibition
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Introduces the sketchbooks kept by close Kyoto artists Seigoro Sawabe (1884-1964) and Senyo Ogawa (1882-1971), used from around the age of twenty to their final years.
An artist's sketchbook can tell us a lot but is often often limitedly exhibition, such as at retrospectives. The sketchbooks in this exhibition are mostly small ones for travelling, at times with watercolors and with notes and impressions of a trip. The Meguro Museum of Art holds around 100 sketchbooks used by Sawabe and these will be displayed alongside 100 loaned by the estate of Ogawa.
Sawabe and Ogawa together learned Nihonga from an early age, before studying Yoga (western-style oil painting) under Chu Asai. Sawabe then went to America and Europe, and Ogawa to Europe, where together they travelled to London and Paris in 1913. On their return to Japan Sawabe continued to work in the Nihonga and Yoga styles, but also worked as a draftsman and designer for Kawashima Textiles Manufacturing. Ogawa focussed on Nihonga but later switched to the Nanga (Chinese-style ink painting) genre.
There will also be workshops for kids during the exhibition period. Please see the Museum website for details.