Toshio Arimoto ”Music of th Heavens”

Takasaki Museum of Art

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Pursuing a wish to transcribe the finest music upon the surface of the canvas the promising career of Toshio Arimoto(1946-1985) was cut short by his sudden death at the age of 38 years old, yet his name still continues to sound a special ring. From his time at Tokyo University of the Arts he lent his hand to fresco painting, Buddhist iconography as well as oil painting and nihonga, always seeking out the very highest quality in expression. As his style came to blossom his work came reveal floating characters and weeping petals, always lifting a curtain on a certain narrative, filling each piece with a sense of symphony. This exhibition gathers together 58 examples of his major painting works, accompanied by 23 prints and 14 sculptures each playing out his unique sense of aesthetic.

[Related Event]
Yoko Arimoto Lecture

Date: December 14(Sun) 14:00-
Speaker: Yoko Arimoto(painter, wife of Toshio Arimoto)
Admission: Free
*For information on reservations please refer to the official website
Gallery Talk
Dates: January 17(Sat), 31(Sat), February 14(Sat) 14:00-



from December 14, 2014 to February 15, 2015
The gallery is open on a Public Holiday Monday but closed on the following Tuesday. Closed on December 24th(Thu), from December 28th(Sun) to January 5th(Mon), February 12th(Thu).


Toshio Arimoto



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