Past Exhibitions

300th Anniversary Feature Exhibition: Itō Jakuchū
December 13, 2016 - January 15, 2017

The eighteenth century Kyoto painter Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800) is famous for his exquisite renditions of birds and flowers, but most exceptional among them are his paintings of chickens and roosters. While lesser known, Jakuchū also produced a small number of figure paintings. He employed a wide range of styles, from delicate renderings in color to bold, forceful works in monochrome ink. In 2016, various major exhibitions commemorate the 300th anniversary of Jakuchū’s birth. The Kyoto National Museum show features works that will not be shown at other venues, revealing the genius and appeal of this master painter.

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