Remaking Tradition: Modern Art in Japan from the Tokyo National Museum

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Essays by Shimatani Hiroyuki and Matsushima Masato

With an introduction by Zeniya Masami

This catalogue presents over fifty works in different media—most notably sculpture, painting, and ceramics—assembled together for the first time to convey the impressive variety of Japanese art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These works, all masterpieces from the collection of the Tokyo National Museum, introduce the museum’s astounding holdings of modern Japanese art to an American audience and help illustrate where modern works fit within the rich history of Japanese visual tradition. Catalog to the exhibition Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum.

176 pages

Published 2014