Japanese art

Japanese art is atypical because this country has had a special history, experiencing a period of cultural mixing followed by centuries of withdrawal. Japan has been able to integrate and assimilate these external influences while maintaining a style totally unique to it.
Did you know?
The samurai, known for their art of war, studied fencing, archery, wrestling and acrobatics. But they had also classes in painting, poetry and floral composition.
" "If you're in a hurry, make a detour." " Japanese proverb

Meiji, Splendours of Imperial Japan

17 October 2018 14 January 2019 Exhibition Finished
On the occasion of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, this exhibition highlights the many upheavals associated with the Meiji era (1868-1912), which was an unprecedented revolution for Japan and the world....

This exhibition will address different aspects of the modernization of Japan and the internationalization of artistic production through different artistic techniques. It will bring together, among other things, examples of goldsmithing, partitioning, photography, textiles, paintings, bronzes, ceramics to illustrate the changes taking place in society as a whole and in art in particular. It will introduce great names in art such as Kawanabe Kyosai or Shibata Zeshin. The links between artists and creators in Japan and Europe will also be evoked by the links between Japanese and contemporary Western works. This event will make it possible to show the richness of European collections, both public (MNAAG, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Museum) and private, to discover a chapter of art history that is too little known and to show how Japan too invented "Japaneseism".