Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tokyo University of the Arts Double Impact - The Art of Meiji Japan

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tokyo University of the Arts Double Impact - The Art of Meiji Japan

4F Boston Gallery 5F Open Gallery
June 6th(Sat),2015 to August 30th(Sun), 2015
Kawanabe Kyosai 《Hell Courtesan Jigoku dayu》
Kawanabe Kyosai 《Hell Courtesan Jigoku dayu》 latter half of 19th century
Charles Bain Hoyt Fund and funds donated by John C. Weber 2010.373
Photograph ©2015 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Kuroda Seiki 《Woman (in the Kitchen》
Kuroda Seiki 《Woman (in the Kitchen》1892
Tokyo University of the Arts
Since Japan opened the country to the world late 19th century, its modernization always has been with influence of the West from the politics to culture and art. On the other hand, people from the western countries were surprised to see Japanese culture and art for its uniqueness. This exhibition surveys the art of the Meiji era through this reciprocal influence, “Double Impact” as the title indicates, between Japan and the West.
Including Yokoyama Taikan, Kuroda Seiki, Hishida Shunsō and Kawanabe Kyōsai, “the Beauty of Meiji-era” is explored with about 150 works of paintings, wood-block prints, photographs and crafts from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tokyo University of the Arts.

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