[2023 Winter] Collection Room Special Display: Early Showa Japanese Paintings and Classicism
Venue [ Main Building（South Wing）1F ]
The Museum Collection currently consists of approximately 4,200 works of Kyoto modern art comprising Japanese paintings, Western-style paintings, sculpture, prints, crafts, and calligraphy. In particular, the Collection includes masterpieces representative of Japanese painting made by Kyoto artists between the Meiji and Showa periods, making it one of the leading collections of such works in Japan.
From the Taisho to Showa periods, expressions in Japanese painting changed dramatically. While in the Taisho period, a lyrical expression utilizing rich colors, blurring, and shadows could be seen in many works, a more refined style employing simple lines, plain composition, and restrained colors had gained popularity by the Showa period.
At the same time, the subjects of these elegant paintings were often inspired by Japanese and Chinese history, classical literature, and classicism. Many Kyoto painters, including Ikai Shokoku, Matsumoto Ichiyo, and Kikuchi Keigetsu, produced works with historical themes, while on the other hand, Ishizaki Koyo and Uemura Shoko made works that reflected their study of classicism. This special display introduces Japanese paintings of the early Showa period and scrutinizes the gaze toward classicism that was the source of their creation.
- December 22 (Fri.), 2023 - February 25 (Sun.), 2024
- 10:00−18:00 (last admission 17:30)
- Main Building（South Wing）1F
- Closed on
- Mondays, except public holidays
- Kyoto City residents: ¥520*
Groups (of 20 or more): ¥620
Elementary, junior high and high school students: Free**
Non- resident elementary,
junior high and high school students: ¥300
Children under elementary school: Free
*Admission is free for residents over 70 (with valid ID or senior boarding pass) and for those with disabilities (with valid disability certificates). Admission is ¥100 for students attending Kyoto universities registered as Kyoto City Campus Culture Partners.
** living or studying in Kyoto
Please bring a valid ID.
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