Past Exhibitions

Master Painters of the Momoyama Period
October 15, 2014 - November 16, 2014

The grand scale and dynamic expression found in ink paintings from Japan's Momoyama period (1573–1615) reflect the expansive, lavish atmosphere that developed under the rule of warlords Oda Nobunaga (1534–1582) and Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537–1598). The artists who assumes leading role in this age were Kanō Eitoku (1543–1590) and his rival Hasegawa Tōhaku (1539–1610). And we cannot forget the lofty individualist Kaihō Yūshō (1533–1615), who developed his own distinctive style of painting; or Unkoku Tōgan (1547–1618), spiritual successor to the great Muromachi master Sesshū (1420–1506?). This exhibition of works by the luminaries of ink painting should give viewers a feel for the magnificent energy resonating through this golden age, Momoyama.

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