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Thomsen Gallery Presents Japanese Modern Masterpieces 1910-1950


Ōshita Sekkō (1874-1960), Tiered Accessory Box with Cormorant and Fish, 1933, maki-e lacquer on wood with silver rims, 8¾ x 11¼ x 8¾ in. (22.5 x 28.5 x 22.5 cm)

Japanese Modern Masterpieces 1910-1950
March 14 – 22, 2024
Asia Week Hours: Mar 14-22, 11-5pm (otherwise by appointment)
9 East 63rd Street

Thomsen Gallery is pleased to present a collection of Japanese modern masterpieces from 1910 to 1950 during Asia Week New York. The exhibition focuses on Japanese fine art from these decades, a time of great change for Japan and its arts. Superb works were created for the domestic market, in contrast to the export-oriented output during the prior Meiji era. Though most painters of the Taisho and early Showa eras typically remained focused on traditional themes, they often experimented with new materials and perspectives. They shifted from stylized depictions of nature to naturalistic botanical studies and many works show influence from the West.

Kawamura Kokyo (b. 1913), Garden Scene, 1930s, two-panel folding screen; ink, mineral colors, and shell powder on silk, 60¼ x 61¾ in. (153 x 157 cm)

They look forward to welcoming you to their Upper East Side gallery this week.

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