The Flowering of Edo Period Painting - Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection
New York, NY 10028-0918
This exhibition will draw on the holdings of noted American collectors Robert and Betsy Feinberg, who have created one of the premiere private collections of Japanese painting from the Edo period (1615–1868) outside Japan. Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the exhibition will allow viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved from the traditional modes of Chinese and Japanese (Yamato-e) styles that had prevailed through medieval times. More than ninety paintings—including twelve sets of folding screens and a number of hanging scrolls—will be exhibited in two rotations, each consisting of approximately forty-five paintings. Rather than focus on the orthodox output of the Tosa and Kano ateliers, which dominated artistic production in the late medieval period, The Flowering of Edo Period Painting will highlight the new, exuberant styles of the Rinpa, Nanga, Maruyama-Shijō, and Ukiyo-e schools, as well as independent painters of the Edo period.