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- DescriptionThis catalogue presents over fifty works in different media--most tably sculpture, painting, and ceramics--assembled together for the first time to convey the impressive variety of Japanese art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These works, all masterpieces from the collection of the Tokyo National Museum, introduce the museum's astounding holdings of modern Japanese art to an American audience and help illustrate where modern works fit within the rich history of Japanese visual tradition. Engaging essays by ted scholars explore the diverse sources of influence for Japanese artists around the turn of the 20th century, such as Western oil painting, Buddhist portraiture, European porcelain, traditional Japanese landscape and figure imagery, and Chinese painting. This publication offers a compelling and invative conception of modern Japanese art, framing artists as creators of traditions for the modern age who maintained a sense of continuity with the past while also integrating wide-ranging cultural inspirations.
- Author BiographyZeniya Masami is executive director, Shimatani Hiroyuki is vice executive director, and Matsushima Masato is curator, all at the Tokyo National Museum.
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication02/05/2014
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Series TitleCleveland Museum of Art
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note82 colour images + 4 black-&-white illustrations
- Weight1501 g
- Width302 mm
- Height273 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Introduction byMasami Zeniya
- Foreword byFrederick E. Bidwell
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