Japanese painting featuring a clear line, Yamatane Museum of Art

A Japanese painter · Kobayashi Kotori (1883-1957) who focused on lines in Japanese painting as “to show something with cage inside or to grasp the real existence”, characterized by neat and clear lines ). It is 130 years old birth of that old diameter in 2013. In commemoration of this, we will hold an exhibition that reflects the paintings of the two people, with a comparative exhibition of the works of Old Diamond and Okumura Ozumura [Okumura Town] (1889-1990), an old-fashioned brothers disciple.

From the Meiji 30’s to the early Taisho period when the old diameter departed as a painter, the Japanese painter swayed between the East and the West, real and decoration, tradition and innovation. In that era the old diameter was studied with Yasuda Yukihiko [Yuida Yukihiko], Imamura Purple Rock [Imamura Shozo], Hayami Miku [Hayami Jyushuu], and sometimes also influenced by Western art, Japanese painting I explored a new way to go. In the Gakuin Exhibition, Takahiko and Maeda Aomi [Preflight] will be called “Mikuwa” to raise the standard of Japanese paintings and it will be active as the centerpiece of the generation following Yokoyama Taisetsu etc. Furthermore, the experience of copying in Europe in 1922 (Taisho 11) and Megumi Konoi ‘s “Mogami Shogun” at the British Museum has had a major impact on the old – fashioned painting industry. After returning home, I woke up to the beauty of drawing in East Asia based on Chinese painting, established a new style incorporating a sense of modernity based on classics, and had a great influence on reverse artists.

Among them, Okumura beef who was the same gate as the old diameter at the Kajita Hanko [Kajita Hanko] cram school, learned a lot from the mentor and eagerly respected old diameter who was serving as a teacher. Beef cat himself, who continued to paint Tenju at the age of 101, also said that encounters with the old diameter “decided to decide his / her own lifetime” will inherit the serious attitudes toward old graphic drawing. “Memory of the old caliber” drawn by the beef cattle (produced in memorial of the old diameter), “Daigo” (produced with the feeling of old-fashioned on the beauty of the cherry blossom in the return of the old seventh anniversary), “Taishan” And flower arrangements) and other works contain a deep love of respect and old-fashioned to the old diameter.

In this exhibition, “Still life” which is the only oil painting which is drawn in the era when the old diameter was strongly conscious of Western painting, masterpiece of classical regression time “Kihime” (all eight for the first time in 3 years In addition to the collections of our collections such as “Wako” and “Sanju citrus” that sublimed Western style of still life painting in Japanese paintings, the work of the old classes and the results of the Rimpa study can be said “Great Biko Life Diagram “,” Shiroyuuzao Aoi “,” Dog “etc. are also exhibited.

At first glance it is an exhibition that focuses on the common items of old calves and beef cattle by looking back and comparing the two artworks of different style with each word and episode.

Listed work:
Kobayashi Old Diameter: Kobayashi Old Diamond: “Bowl”, “Still Life”, “Still Life”, “Kihime” (All 8 Pieces), “Lotus”, “Sanju Citrus”, “Cats”, “Purple Red Sea Ao” (Collection of Buddhist Saiichi Memorial) , “Kannon” (collection of Memorial Society Memorial Hall),
Okumura beef: “Rainfall”, “Cattle”, “Castle”, “Lotus Lotus”, “Pure Land”, “Taishan”, “Naruto”, “Lotus”, “Daigo”
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Japanese painting is an art using natural materials such as rock paint and Japanese paper. In the subject and expression, the beauty of nature and the feeling of the season are valued, reflecting the traditional aesthetic sense of Japan cultivated in living with nature. The Yamato Art Museum hopes to convey the appeal of Japanese paintings polished over a long time in the unique nature and climate of Japan to as many people as possible regardless of age, gender, or nationality thinking about. In addition, we would like to develop various activities so that we can take over Japanese painting to the future.

In the 21st century, the society and the environment surrounding us are undergoing drastic changes, such as globalization, information technology, and innovation rapidly progressing. Under such circumstances, the importance of cultures and arts that enrich people’s minds is reviewed, and the role played by museums that play a part of that is questioned once more. Through all kinds of activities including exhibitions and educational dissemination, the hotel aims to be an art museum where people can convey excitement, discoveries, joy and peace to people by communicating the splendor of Japanese painting and Japanese culture.

The philosophy of the Yamato Art Museum’s “I would like to contribute greatly to society, especially culture, through arts” as the core, clearly expresses the spirit and common values ​​that have been handed down and established the basic philosophy of the Yamaguchi Museum of Art. Also, I wanted to disseminate the wonderfulness of Japanese painting widely, and added a new symbol mark (design: Taku Sato) to the traditional logo. In addition, we carried out the “Seed Mountain Art Museum Nippon Painting Award 2016”, which was once used and restarted the “Yamami Art Museum Award” in a form suitable for a new era. This award is planned to be held continuously and we hope to help bring Japanese painting to the future and tell the world.

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Culture and art can enrich people’s mind. In the 21st century, as globalization progresses, we think that we will continue to engage in even more meaningful activities in the international community by widely disseminating the charm of Japanese painting, which is a property inherent in Japan, both in Japan and abroad. We hope to continue to promote and develop Japanese culture and academic through various activities, from exhibitions with friendly themes to steady research.