Japanese Art is exhibited at the Prado

Woman Gathering Ear Shells and Boy, Ishikawa Toyonobu [Ishikawa Shuuha hitsu] Woodblock print, benizuri [two woodblocks each printed in a different coloured inks] 270 x 135 mm c. 1760 Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    From 12 June to 7 July 2013 the Museo del Prado will be exhibiting two exceptional examples of Japanese painting on paper, on display in its Central Hall. This installation has been made possible through the sponsorship of Mitsubishi Corporation. The two screens, representative of the Rimpa School, are Crane and Deer, loaned from the Seikado Bunko Art Museum in Tokyo, and Plants and Flowers of the Four Seasons and a Stream from the Tokyo National Museum. They will be seen in the Prado as part of its “Invited Work” exhibition programme. With the aim of providing a context for the Invited Work, on this occasion two Japanese screens of the Rimpa School, for the first time the Museo del Prado is exhibiting a selection of twenty-six, 18th- and 19th-century Japanese prints from its own collection. This unprecedented exhibition at the Museum in collaboration with Japan Tobacco International will be on display until 6 October in Room 60 of the Villanueva Building.

    Monday 10 June 2013

    The Museo del Prado is taking part in the bi-lateral Spain-Japan Year by showing, for the first time in its history, two Japanese screens as well as a selection of Japanese prints that have never previously been on public display. The screens, to be exhibited in the Museum’s Central Gallery until 12 June, are of the Rimpa School, which spanned almost the entire Edo period (1603-1868), an era when Japan was totally isolated from foreign influences. Coinciding with this presentation of Japanese Art, the museum has launched its Japanese version of The Prado Guide for iPad.

    More information:

    Invited Work: Two Japanese screens from the Rimpa School

    Japanese Prints in the Museo del Prado

    With the support of Mitsubishi Corporation and Japan Tobacco Internacional (JTI)

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