“Okoku Konoshima - The Genius of Kyoto Nihonga”
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In a retrospective of the work of nihonga legend Okoku Konoshima(1877-1938) this exhibition examines examples of his work and accompanying documents covering the various periods of his career across the Meiji to Showa era. Born in Sanjo-Muromachi, Konoshima studied under the Maruyama Shijo style of Keinen Imao, coming to develop a highly delicate description of animals and nature in his lyrical works, evolving into flower patterns between the late Meiji to Taisho period. He was at one point a leader of the Kyoto art scene but as the Showa period set in he came to take an increasing distance from the art world. He came to settle on a high quality of Southern school nihonga, while folding screen commissions for the Sumitomo family revealed his strength as a designer, from which point he also came to draw upon his early experiences fabric pattern design. This exhibition hopes to provide insightful reflection upon the varied career of this artist.
Artist Talk “The Bird and Flower Painting of Okuku and Today”
Presenter: Kouichi Takeuchi(Nihonga Artist)
Date: 15th February(Sat) 15:00-
Curator’s Gallery Talk
Dates: 11th, 18th, 25th January, 1st, 8th February 15:00-
from January 11, 2014 to February 16, 2014
Open on 13th January, closed on 14th January