EARS Event Invitation - Researching and Curating Kawanabe Kyōsai

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12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
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Dr Koto Sadamura

EARS Event Invitation

Researching and Curating Kawanabe Kyōsai

Presented by Dr Koto Sadamura (SISJAC)

Wednesday January 26, 2022

12:30 – 14:00 GMT


Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831–1889) was one of the most celebrated Japanese painters of the late nineteenth century. He had his initial and brief training with Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798–1861) in the world of ukiyo-e, popular art form of townspeople, but he was primarily trained as an academic painter in a Kano studio, the Tokugawa government’s official painter school. Reflecting his mixed artistic background and his inexhaustible desire to learn from new and old, Kyōsai’s art demonstrates an incredibly wide range, both in subject matters and styles, and a unique eclecticism amalgamating serious painting techniques with the popular tradition of topical, comic and satirical pictures.

In March–June 2022, the Royal Academy of Arts will hold the exhibition: Kyōsai: The Israel Goldman Collection. This will be the first major exhibition on the artist in the UK in nearly 30 years. As the lead curator of the exhibition, the speaker will give an outline of the show, introduce the Goldman Collection which is the world’s richest collection of the artist’s works, and share some of her experiences of researching and curating Kyōsai.

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