Exhibition of Japanese Modern Traditional Art in Tsereteli Art Gallery

     From September 12 to September 26, 2007 on show in Tsereteli Art Gallery (19 Prechistenka street) will be an exhibition of Japanese modern traditional art.

     The exposition will include works by 350 masters, representing different types of Japanese fine arts.  Visitors will have an opportunity to see paintings, drawings,  photographs, works of applied art in a wide variety of modern forms.

        For last decades, the Japanese art has undergone significant innovations.   Modern Japanese artists organically combine eastern outlook and western vision, traditional Japanese calligraphy and techniques of European masters.  On display will be works where  traditional content is expressed in avant-garde forms, eternal themes of Japanese art  are depicted in modern sounding. However, the main  characteristic feature of  modern Japanese art  still remains its poetizing and appreciation of animate nature. 

     The calligraphy  conveying tranquility and precipitation  for Japanese artists is more than  hieroglyphs. Like any other kind of painting, it needs no translation. By one or two strokes of Indian ink an artist makes a picture, where there are a sky,  wind and an entire world of emotions.

     Works of applied and decorative art, which history goes back to old ages,  reflect a peculiar national conception of the beautiful, express a unique aesthetic feeling.

     Of special interest are works by Japanese photographers. Documentary photographs – “art to make the invisible visible” -   have captured not so much concrete subjects, as philosophical comprehension of natural phenomena. They often resemble abstract or modern painting.  

     The exhibition of modern Japanese artists is held under the auspices of non-profitable public and cultural entity “Heart Art Communication” and support of leading Japanese art historians and is aimed at deepening business and cultural ties between Russia and Japan.  The organizes are honored to arrange the exhibition  this year when the Russian Academy of Arts is celebrating its 250th anniversary.

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