Past Exhibitions

Ike no Taiga: Master of Nanga Painting
November 18, 2014 - December 23, 2014

Nanga ("southern painting")-also known as Bunjinga ("literati painting")-is a style of painting long favored by Chinese literati, which took hold in Japan during the mid Edo period, in the eighteenth century. One leader of this new painting movement was Ike no Taiga (1723–1776). Born in Kyoto, Taiga studied imported Chinese woodcut books as well as traditional Japanese and Western painting techniques, from which he developed an individualistic, freewheeling painting style. This thematic exhibition features some of Taiga's most famous works.

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