Shunso Hishida: A Retrospective

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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Shunso Hishida (1874–1911) was one of the most captivating Japanese-style painters of modern Japan. After graduating from Tokyo Bijutsu Gakko (now Tokyo University of the Arts), he helped found the Japan art Academy with scholar Kakuzo Okakura (Tenshin). After experimenting with the “hazy” morotai technique, in his late years Hishida established a decorative style that transformed the use of color in Japanese painting. Commemorating the 140th anniversary of Hishida’s birth, this exhibition presents more than 100 of his paintings, including recently discovered works, all of the five-part series “Ochiba” (Fallen Leaves), and “Black Cat,” among other works from his cat series. It also introduces the latest research on Hishida.

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Speaker: Shuji Takashina (Ohara Museum of Art, Tokyo University Professor Emeritus)
Date: Sep. 27 (Sat) 14:00-15:30
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from September 23, 2014 to November 03, 2014
Until 20:00 on Fridays.


Shunso Hishida



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