Jakuchu The 300th Anniversary of his Birth

The 300th Anniversary of his Birth : Jakuchu

The artist, Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800), was active in Kyoto during the 18th century and energetically produced artworks until his death at the age of 85. He painted many beautiful and vivid images of animals and plants, using a delicate painting style as well as ink paintings with spontaneous brushstrokes and humorous expressions.

This exhibition celebrates Jakuchu’s tricentennial anniversary and will introduce masterpieces spanning the artist’s early to late career. The Sakyamuni Triad (3 scroll paintings) and Pictures of the Colorful Realm of Living Beings (30 scroll paintings), which Jakuchu dedicated to Shokoku-ji in Kyoto, will be displayed together in Tokyo for the first time. The exhibition will focus on the life and artworks of Jakuchu, an artist who in recent years is loved by the public and is a glowing star in the Japanese art world.

Highlights

The first major retrospective of Jakuchu’s masterpieces in Tokyo, spanning from his early to late career, in commemoration of Jakuchu’s tricentennial anniversary.

Jakuchu’s masterpiece of 33 scroll paintings; Sakyamuni Triad, consisting of 3 scrolls, (Shokoku-ji, Kyoto) and Pictures of the Colorful Realm of Living Beings, consisting of 30 scrolls, (Sannomaru Shozokan, The Museum of the Imperial Collections) will be displayed together for the first time in Tokyo.

Jakuchu’s detailed technique is revealed in his color paintings, ink paintings and woodblock prints. Enjoy the many artworks displaying his extraordinary technique.

OUTLINE

Venue
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum,
Special Exhibition Room
8-36 Ueno-Koen Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007
Exhibition Period
22 April (Friday) - 24 May (Tuesday), 2016
Several artworks on display will change from 10 May.
Opening Hours
9:30-17:30 (Open until 20:00 on Fridays)
Entry into exhibition until 30 minutes before closing time.
Organizers
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, NIKKEI Inc., NHK, NHK Promotions Inc.
With the Support of
The Imperial Household Agency
With the Sponsorship of
SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, NEW COLOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTING Co.,Ltd.,
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited, MITSUI & CO., LTD.
With the support for transportation and installation
DAIKO ELECTRIC CO.,LTD, teamLab, JAPAN AIRLINES, MITSUBISHI RAYON CO.,LTD.
Admission
General: 1,600 yen (1,300 yen)
College students: 1,300 yen (1,100 yen)
High school students: 800 yen (600 yen)
Seniors 65+ : 1,000 yen (800 yen)
( ) refer to advance and group discount tickets. Group discount tickets: more than 20 people.
Admission free for visitors of junior high school age or younger.
Admission free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate,
Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate.
In each case, please show identification.
Free entry for 65 years and over on 18 May.
Please take into account that crowds may be expected at the exhibition.
General Inquiries
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