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Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World

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Three Women Playing Musical Instruments, about Bunsei (1818--–1830) to Tenpo (1830–1844) era Ink And Color On Silk © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Group Exhibition
Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World
Curated by: Yoko Woodson

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
February 15th, 2008 - May 4th, 2008

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http://www.asianart.org/
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Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
TAGS:  
japanese, ukiyo-e
COST:  
museum admission

DESCRIPTION

They lived for the moment: beautiful geisha, flamboyant actors, seductive courtesans. Meet the denizens of the "Floating World"—the theater and pleasure quarters of Japan's Edo period.

Paintings by masters of the era—Hokusai, Hiroshige, and others—captured the lives of the Floating World in vivid detail. Now, for the first time in more than 100 years, view 80 of these rare exquisite paintings from the unrivaled collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Mingle with beauties in an intimate world of sumptuous colors and stylish surroundings.

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