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Yamato-e Painting of the Muromachi Period: The Artists and Their Works

Yamato-e Painting of the Muromachi Period: The Artists and Their Works / Honkan Room T1 & T2   October 24, 2017 (Tue) - December 3, 2017 (Sun)

  
Pine Trees (detail), Muromachi period,16th century (Important Cultural Property)

The art of the Muromachi period (1392–1573) is commonly represented by the cultural circles of the third shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358–1408), and the eighth shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435–90). Ink paintings by artists such as Sesshu (1420–1506) also constitute an integral element of Muromachi art.

During this period, however, many Japanese-style paintings called yamato-e were also created. These paintings make use of traditional painting techniques and themes while demonstrating surprising brilliance and innovation.

This exhibition traces works by yamato-e painters of the Muromachi period, and sheds light on their rich modes of expression.

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Pine Trees on Seashore, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property, Private collection, On exhibit through November 12, 2017)
Pine Trees on Seashore, Muromachi period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, On exhibit from November 14, 2017)
Genre Scenes of the Twelve Months, Muromachi period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, On exhibit through November 12, 2017)
Legends about the Origin of Yuzu Nenbutsu Buddhism, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Seiryoji, Kyoto, On exhibit through November 12, 2017)
Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Yuzu Nenbutsu Buddhism, Vol. 2, Muromachi period, dated 1417 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Seiryo-ji, Kyoto, On exhibit from November 14, 2017)
Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Vol. 3, By Tosa Mitsunobu, Muromachi period, dated 1517 Important Cultural Property)
Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origins of Seikoji Temple, Vol. 2, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property)
Portrait attributed to Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Attributed to Tosa Mitsunobu, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property)
Momonoi Naoaki, Attributed to Tosa Mitsunobu, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property)
Portrait of Botanka Shohaku, Inscription by Joan Ryuso, dated 1527, Muromachi period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property)
Pine Trees, Muromachi period,16th century (Important Cultural Property)

 

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Yamato-e Painting of the Muromachi Period: The Artists and Their Works

Price: 1,080 yen (Tax included)

On sale in the museum shop from October 24, 2017.

 

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