Kyōsai The Israel Goldman Collection - Exhibition catalogue
The nineteenth-century Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai was celebrated for his exciting impromptu performances at calligraphy and painting parties. Dynamic, playful and provocative, Kyosai delighted his audience with spontaneous and speedy paintings of demons, skeletons, deities and Buddhist saints. These were often satirical, reflecting a time of political and cultural change in Japan. Among his most charming and inventive works are his brilliant depictions of animals, which humorously play the roles of protagonists of modern life.
Kyōsai's important place in Japanese art is here explored in depth by Sadamura Koto, a leading authority on the artist, in this catalogue of the exceptionally rich holdings of the Israel Goldman Collection.
Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts from 19 March to 19 June 2022.
Éditions Royal Academy of Arts