Saturday, October 2, 2010

Things Japanese - prints at the Legion, screens at the Asian

There will be so much gorgeous Japanese art around later this month that I wonder if it will influence my style. If it does, I'm in good company with Van Gogh, Gauguin, Toulouse Lautrec and Mary Cassat (to name a few)

The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism introduces audiences to the development of the Japanese print over two centuries (1700–1900) and reveals its profound influence on Western art during the era of Impressionism. This exhibition complements the de Young Museum’s presentations of paintings from the Musée d'Orsay, many of which are aesthetically indebted to concepts of Japanese art. Culled primarily from the holdings of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the exhibition of approximately 250 prints, drawings, and artists' books unfolds in three sections: Evolution, Essence, and Influence. Opening October 16th

Coming to the Asian: Beyond Golden Clouds: Five Centuries of Japanese Screens (Opening October 15th).

Their blog has a post about installing the screens. It's always fascinating to look behind the scenes and realize just how much hard work goes into installing a museum show.

Plus a new video up on their video channel - What does the Asian Art Museum mean to you?

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