Trésors de Kyôto - Trois siècles de création Rinpa - Exhibition catalogue
In 1615, a famous calligrapher, potter and lacquerer was allowed to settle with a small community of craftsmen in Takagamine, a village north of Kyôto. This date marks the birth of the Rinpa school and gives birth to a unique aesthetic sensibility that will last until the 20th century.
All active in Kyôto, the members of the Rinpa school share for three centuries the idea that an artist is a craftsman with multiple skills whose creations aim to bring beauty into everyday life.
Rinpa artists have therefore not only devoted themselves to painting, but also to engraving, especially with illustrated books, decorating ceramic, wooden, lacquer and textile objects.
This book presents the extraordinary variety of works produced by generations of artists who have successfully combined traditional themes and new techniques with talent.
Four texts by French or Japanese specialists provide an insight into the context of the birth of the movement in 17th century Japan and deepen the knowledge of the main artists.
Exhibition at the Cernuschi Museum from 26 October 2018 to 27 January 2019
- Dimensions :
- 21,3 x 30,6 x 1,3 cm
- Museum :
- Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
- EAN :
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