Special Exhibition;
The Genius of Ikeno Taiga: Carefree Traveler Legendary Painter
April 7 - May 20, 2018

General Information

Exhibition Title Special Exhibition;
The Genius of Ikeno Taiga: Carefree Traveler Legendary Painter
Period April 7 - May 20, 2018
Venue Kyoto National Museum Heisei Chishinkan Wing
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus
Special Exhibition Hours 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 5:30 p.m.)
Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 7:30 p.m.)
Closed Closed on Monday *Except April 30
Special Exhibition Admission Adult \1,500 (\1,300)
Univ. Student \1,200 (\1,000)
High School Student \900 (\700)
Admission is free under middle school students.
*(Fees in parentheses for groups of twenty or more)
Organized by Kyoto National Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun

Images from the Exhibit

Eighteenth century Kyoto produced some of the most distinctive and original painters in Japanese history, including big names such as Maruyama Ōkyo (1733–1795) and Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800). But even amongst this star-filled lineup, the artist Ike no Taiga (1723–1776), stands with fellow painter Yosa Buson (1716–1783) as the leader of the Chinese-influenced literati style of painting known as Nanga (“Southern painting”). Taiga’s works are done in a brisk, unfettered style said to exemplify the artist’s generous, humble character and indifference to fame and fortune.
This major exhibition covers Ike no Taiga’s long career from his earliest trials through his mature works, giving a comprehensive picture of his lifelong career as an artist. In addition to these paintings, the exhibition will introduce materials showing Taiga’s broad social interactions, and revealing the delightful, freewheeling personality that was Ike no Taiga. One more feature of this exhibition is the focus on Taiga’s extensive travels throughout Japan as an itinerant painter and the influence of these wanderings on his artistic output.

National Treasure Chinese landscape. (detail of right hand screen) By Ikeno Taiga Tokyo National Museum [on view: May 2 - 20, 2018]
National Treasure Chinese landscape. (detail of right hand screen) By Ikeno Taiga
Tokyo National Museum [on view: May 2 - 20, 2018]

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