TRAVEL CALENDAR
Go to:
About CK •  Art • Chef • Dance • Jazz • Klassik • Nouveau • Opera • Travel Calendar
Log In • Sign Up
You are in:  Home > Travel Calendar > Art and Archaeology in United States   •  send page to a friend




Travel Tip: Art and Archaeology in United States
Silver Wind: The Arts of Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1828)



Silver Wind: The Arts of Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1828)
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  Japan Society Gallery  •  Ongoing
 
 

Japan Society Gallery presents the first American retrospective of Sakai Hōitsu, master of the bravura gesture, a samurai aristocrat turned Buddhist monk who dedicated his life to art and poetry. Triumphs of compositional daring and sumptuousness, Hōitsu’s paintings and those of his chief pupil Suzuki Kiitsu (1796–1858) made a defining Japanese contribution to world art.

The exhibition includes 58 screens, scrolls, painted fans, lacquer wares, and woodblock-printed books from public and private collections throughout the United States, including five loans from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Foremost among the paintings are Hōitsu’s Waves, a magnificent pair of twelve-foot-wide six-panel screens sheathed in silver leaf and boldly brushed in black ink. They will be exhibited alongside Rough Waves by Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716), an earlier artist who inspired Hōitsu to revive the Rimpa (“school of Kōrin”) style and to paint the Waves screens.



Japan Society Website


Contact: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 715 12 58

More Art and Archaeology Travel Listings:

More United States Travel Listings: