Japan

HAA 289K: Edo Painting

Yukio Lippit

This seminar explores painting of Edo-period Japan (1615-1868) through specific examples drawn from the Feinberg Collection. Spring 2016.

2017 Sep 07

Art Exhibition: IRRESOLUTION: The Paintings of Yoshiaki Shimizu

Thu Sep 7 (All day) to Tue Oct 31 (All day)

Location: 

Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

IRRESOLUTION

 

September 27 (Wednesday) Special Events:
3:00 - 4:00pm Gallery Tour with Artist Yoshiaki Shimizu
Location: Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery

4:00 - 5:00pm Presentation by Curator Yukio Lippit, Professor of History of Art and Architecture,...

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Art Exhibition: IRRESOLUTION: The Paintings of Yoshiaki Shimizu

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (All day)
Location: Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.


September 27 (Wednesday) Special Events:
3:00 - 4:00pm Gallery Tour with Artist Yoshiaki Shimizu
Location: Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery

4:00 - 5:00pm Presentation by Curator Yukio Lippit, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, in conversation with Artist Yoshiaki Shimizu
Location: Tsai Auditorium S010

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Nanga Painting from the Feinberg Collection

GALLERY 2600 | EAST ASIAN ART

“Nanga” literally translates as “Southern painting.” It is the Japanese rendering of the original Chinese term used to refer to intentionally unpolished amateur painting. In China these paintings were produced by scholar-gentlemen (Ch. wenren; Jp. bunjin) who shied away from politics and commerce to immerse themselves in mastering classical literature, calligraphy, music, painting, poetry, and philosophy, and to cultivate deep friendships. The paintings they produced aimed not at re-creating a superficial visual likeness, but at capturing the very essence of a subject.... Read more about Nanga Painting from the Feinberg Collection

Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e from the Feinberg Collection

GALLERY 2600 | EAST ASIAN ART

Harvesting Bamboo Shoots in WinterBy 1750, the city of Edo, known today as Tokyo, was one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of more than a million. Its inhabitants lived within a tightly regulated class system that favored the ruling warrior class and relegated merchants to a position just above outcast. Almost every aspect of daily life, from occupation and residence to the items of clothing a person could wear, was dictated by these class divisions. Nevertheless, radical imbalances developed as merchants accrued financial wealth inaccessible to the ruling class. In response, vibrant theater and red-light districts emerged, providing outlets from the regulated austerity of everyday life in the capital.... Read more about Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e from the Feinberg Collection

2016 Oct 28

Tradition Redux: The Presence of the Past in Japanese Contemporary Art

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Kang Seminar Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

 

JOHN SZOSTAK, Associate Professor of Japanese Art History, University of Hawai'i, Manoa

Moderator: Yukio Lippit, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University and Johnson-Kulukundis Family Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute

Reischauer Institute Japan Forum

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Japanese Art from the Edo Period: The Feinberg Collection I

GALLERY 2600 | EAST ASIAN ART


Hishikawa MoronobuOffering an opportunity to view works from different painting traditions rarely exhibited together, these galleries feature objects representing the major schools and artistic movements of Japan from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. They come from the extraordinary collection of Robert and Betsy Feinberg, generously promised  to the museums.... Read more about Japanese Art from the Edo Period: The Feinberg Collection I

Japanese Art from the Edo Period: The Feinberg Collection II

GALLERY 2600 | EAST ASIAN ART

Tani BunchōOffering an opportunity to view works from different painting traditions rarely exhibited together, these galleries feature objects representing the major schools and artistic movements of Japan from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. They come from the extraordinary collection of Robert and Betsy Feinberg, generously promised  to the museums.... Read more about Japanese Art from the Edo Period: The Feinberg Collection II

JAPNHIST 240: Museum Research in Japanese Art: Seminar

Ryuichi Abe, Melissa M. McCormick

Examines works in the Harvard Art Museums in art historical, literary, and religious context in preparation for future exhibitions. The Fall 2016 seminar focused on the celebrated thirteenth-century sculpture of Shôtoku Taishi (99.1979.1), the texts, sculptures, and relics, once stored inside the statue, and how the ensemble sheds new light on Kamakura religious history, charismatic monks such as Eison and Ippen, and the meaning behind dedicatory offerings by nuns and laypeople in the medieval period.

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