Ito Jakuchu: A Man with No Age, April 16 – June 12, 2011
The famous Etsuko and Joe Price Collection is one of the finest assemblages of Japanese art in the world, and on April 16, 2011, the Bowers Museum will unveil the first of two exhibitions showcasing the Collection’s crown jewels. Ito Jakuchu: A Man with No Age presents rarely displayed paintings that will transfix and enthrall museum goers. The distinctive and breathtaking renderings of animal life by Jakuchû relate a common theme of traditional Japanese subjects such as chickens, birds, roosters, cockatoos, parrots and tigers. His traditional works exhibit a fascinating degree of experimentation with perspective, and with other very modern stylistic elements.
Born in Japan in 1715, Jakuchû was a vegetable seller and a Buddhist monk while living a life devoted to illuminating the beauty of nature with the magical stroke of the artist’s brush. He took his brush well beyond just skill, separating him from all other artists of his era – and beyond. His works are diverse and so coupled with the heart of nature that they have an ageless quality and appeal. His paintings have left an indelible mark, a stroke far beyond the capabilities of most painters.
Purchase Related Books from the Bowers’ Online Gallery Store:
JAPANESE MASTERWORKS FROM THE PRICE COLLECTION – $29.95
ART OF EDO JAPAN: ARTIST & THE CITY (1615-1868) $20.00
TRADITIONS UNBOUND: GROUNDBREAKING PAINTERS FROM 18TH CENTURY KYOTO $45.00
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