Past Exhibitions

Decorative Elegance: Calligraphy Papers
October 15, 2014 - November 16, 2014

One of the great appeals of calligraphy for many people is the chance to see the elegant papers upon which the words are brushed. The combination of these papers, evoking both high craftsmanship and sophistication, together with the brushwork of early masters creates a truly composite art form. In this exhibition-which includes National Treasures Hon'nō-ji gire by Fujiwara Yukinari (972–1028) and Wakan rōeishū with ashide underdrawings by Fujiwara Koreyuki(n.d.)-visitors will have the opportunity to view decorative papers of various types and from different periods, allowing them to experience firsthand the development of this refined Japanese aesthetic.

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