ATRFAIRTOKYO2019 "Exhibition of Japanese Oil Paintings"

13 Mar 2019 - 20 Mar 2019

Gallery Eizendo

AAbout 150 years had passed since the first oil paintings were drawn at the end of Japan's Edo period. That is still relatively short when compared to the history of paintings in Europe. Even so, many Japanese painters sought the skills to be comparable to that of Western countries and learn all that they could, especially in the field of oil paintings, to continue their search in exploring new forms of expression.

It was during the beginning of the Taisho era that many Japanese painters, said to be in the hundreds at the time, traveled to the art city of Paris to study their craft. Upon their return to Japan, they began a movement that sought a platform to express their art. But the 1930s marked a turbulent time of conflict amongst ideologies, where artistry, social norms, and politics became one and the same. However, this also resulted in more individualistic works of art. After the period of war when free speech was controlled and suppressed, abstract art flourished in many post-war countries such as France, New York, etc. Abstract paintings became popular in 1950s Japan, with many works coming into being.

Exhibiting Artists

Saburōsuke Okada / Hanjiro Sakamoto / Kunitaro Suda / Toshiyuki Hasegawa / Katsuzo Satomi / Takeo Yamaguchi
Gen’ichirō Inokuma / Tatsuoki Nambata / Kaoru Yamaguchi / Tsutaka Waichi


Wed, March 13 - Wed, March 20th
Weekdays: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Weekends: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gallery Eizendo
10F G・O・West bldg., 6-4-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061

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