Masterpieces of the Pola Museum of Art

Japanese-style Paintings

Oct. 1(Sun), 2017- Mar. 11(Sun), 2018

The Pola Museum of Art collection is characterized by Western paintings and Japanese Western-stlye paintings, but it also includes sizable holdings of Nihonga (Japanese-style painting). The concept of Nihonga as a genre emerged during the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912) to distinguish traditional Japanese painting from Western style oil painting that appeared at that time in Japan . While using traditional themes, techniques, and materials (mineral pigments in a glue medium), Nihonga artists continued to question the meaning of Nihonga.

 The carefully selected works on display here from the Pola Museum of Art Nihonga collection trace the path and inquiry of Nihonga artists from the Meiji period into the Showa period (1926 – 1989).

w430_横山大観《山に因む十題のうち霊峰四趣》

Yokoyama Taikan, Mt. Fuji - Autumn, in the series of "Ten Scenes of Mt. Fuji", 1940, Color on paper, framed
[on display: Oct.1, 2017-Jan. 12, 2018]

w391_東山魁夷《緑の湖畔》

Higashiyama Kaii, Verdant Lakeside, 1991, Color on paper, framed
[on display: Oct.1, 2017-Jan. 12, 2018]

 

w391_東山魁夷《リーベの家》

Higashiyama Kaii, House in Ribe, 1940, Color on paper, framed
[on display: Jan. 13, 2018-Mar. 11]