Taikan Yokoyama "Ten subjects on seas and mountains respectively"
- the discovered masterpieces
||July 27(Tue.) - August 29(Sun.), 2004
Closed on Mondays
|Place + Hours：
||The University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
10:00 - 17:00 (entry by 16:30)
||Adult 900yen, Students above junior high school 500yen
||The University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music /
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||Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall
Taikan Yokoyama is one of the great masters in Japanese modern painting.
In 1940 he made a series of twenty works, “Twenty subjects on seas and mountains”,
known as “Ten subjects on seas and mountains respectively”,
in memory of the fiftieth anniversary of his life as a painter and the 2600th year
after the accession of the Emperor Jinmu. Taikan created a new style of Japanese painting,
proposing “Moro-style” with Shunso Hishida, and left a lot of masterpieces.
But this series is one of the most famous works in his life.
In April 1940, “Ten subjects on seas” was opened to the public at Nihonbashi-Mitsukoshi
and “Ten subjects on mountains” at Nihonbashi-Takashimaya.
Afterward caught up into the waves of the time and drifting from one owner to another,
a part of them were missing.
Due to the discovery of the lost masterpieces, “Four subjects on the tide−autumn”
and “Dance of a dragon”, nineteen works of the series have gathered in this historic exhibition.
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