This material was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
As mentioned in the foreword by Koji YUKIYAMA, director of Yokohama Museum of Art, ‘Nihonga, or Japanese–style painting, is receiving new attention today.’ The six participating artists ‘have found new values and approaches to artistic creation in the aesthetic thinking, subjects, styles and techniques inherited from classical Japanese painting, especially the Chinese or Japanese style known as Yamato-e, Kara-e, Kanga, that were lost or discarded in the process of developing Nihonga during the period of modernization. They have incorporated these older approaches in developing ambitious new works that do not fit previous categories of Nihonga.’
An essay (in Japanese) by Tomoh KASHIWAGI gives us an analysis on each artist. Interviews (in Japanese) with the participating artists, selected biographies and a list of works are available at the end of the catalogue.
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