- September 15 - October 14, 2018
Jakuchū, Colorful Realm of Living Beings
The first large-scale Jakuchū exhibition in Europe brings his Colorful Realm of Living Beings series to Paris from the Museum of the Imperial Collections in Japan.
Itō Jakuchū was active in Kyoto during the Mid-Edo Period and is enormously popular in Japan for his elaborate and colorful renderings. His Dōshoku sai-e (Colorful Realm of Living Beings) series is a masterpiece that brought a world of fantasy to life based on careful observation of real animals and plants. Jakuchū’s amazing, spectacularly colorful paintings of flowers and birds represent the artistic and technical height of Japanese art.
The exhibition brings Dōshoku sai-e in a set of 30 scrolls and Shaka Sanzon-zō(the Shaka Triad) to Europe for the first time as one of the focal points for Japonismes 2018. Dōshoku sai-e is held by the Imperial Household Agency’s Sannomaru Shōzōkan (The Museum of the Imperial Collections), and has been exhibited in its entirety outside Japan only once before, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in 2012. On this occasion, the 30 scrolls of Dōshoku sai-e will be exhibited together with the Jakuchū’s Shaka Sanzon-zō (the Shaka Triad) from the Shōkokuji temple in Kyoto.
September 15 – October 14, 2018
The Japan Foundation, Nikkei Inc., Imperial Household Agency, Petit Palais/Paris Musée
Aya Ōta, Senior CuratorResearcher at Sannomaru Shōzōkan (The Museum of the Imperial Collections)
Manuela Moscatiello , in Charge of Japanese Collections at Musée Cernuschi – Paris