Introduction to Traditional Art: People in Painting
Sep 11 at 10:00 am - Oct 17 at 5:00 pm¥1,300
This exhibition is the fifth in the Introduction to Traditional Art series, which presents traditional art genres and their notable features in an accessible, easy to understand way. The subject this year is a central painting theme: people.
Today, paintings of the human figure are created freely. However, in ancient Japan—from about the sixth to the twelfth centuries—paintings of people were regarded as abominations with exceptions only being made for paintings of people who were seen as sacred, who had become the objects of religious faith. Starting in the middle ages (twelfth through sixteenth centuries), however, paintings of people became standard, and all sorts of people were depicted.
This exhibition outlines the evolution of paintings of people and provides straightforward introductions to their main genres.