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Rhythms and Experiences: Everyday Life in 19th-century Japanese Prints

01/13/2018 - 04/15/2018

There are two intriguing sides to the highly popular works on paper created by Japanese artists in the 19th century. On one hand, Japanese artists like Ichiryusai Hiroshige and Takahashi Hiroaki were adept at capturing the cultural values of their people; on the other, 19th-century European collectors were looking to expand their cultural experiences and tap into the exoticism of Japanese tradition as well as new trade opportunities. Rhythms and Experiences: Everyday Life in 19th-Century Japanese Prints features works by some of Japan’s most prominent print artists. This exhibition, curated by Dr. Sarah Lippert, associate professor of art history at the University of Michigan-Flint, focuses on the simple elegance of the quotidian in Japanese life, and explores why artists and collectors in Europe fell in love with Japonisme, a cult of Japanese aesthetic tradition. These works teach us about what was valued both in and outside of Japan in its everyday rhythms, from the quaintness of village life to the beloved elements of Japan’s natural features.

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Start:
01/13/2018
End:
04/15/2018
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Website:
https://flintarts.org/events/exhibitions/japanese-prints

Venue

Flint Institute of Arts
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503 United States
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Phone:
810-234-1695
Website:
flintarts.org