The Japanese Art Auction MEGURU Vol.10
SchedulePreview:May 14 (Sat) to 22 (Sun), 2022
Results:May 24 (Tue), 2022 from 3pm
Venue:Kashima Arts (3-3-2 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Offering:Approx. 330 lots
By incorporating realism into his works, Maruyama Okyo revolutionized the traditional aesthetics of "Yamato-e" and "Chinese-style painting” and propelled the subsequent following through the Maruyama school. This MEGURU offers a rare chance to attain the highly coveted, intricate, and life-like animal and bird-and- flower paintings of Maruyama Okyo.
Since ancient times, many artists have taken to address the beauty of women in their work. Bijin-ga was established after the Edo period. The genre developed, as artists searched for various ways to express the beauty of outer and inner beauty. This MEGURU offers works by the masters of Bijin-ga, such as Kaburaki Kiyokata, Uemura Shoen, Ito Shinsui and Ito Shoha. Further highlights includes sculptures and works by contemporary artists such as Yachida Kei.
●Tokugawa Yoshinobu and Shibusawa Eiichi
Tokugawa Yoshinobu confronted a period of change as the last shogun of the Edo shogunate, while Shibusawa Eiichi laid the foundation for the Japanese economy. Yoshinobu saw Shibusawa's talent and sent him out to the world by appointing him from a farmer to a Bakufu servant. Shibusawa Eiichi continued to hold a heart of gratitude to Yoshinobu even after the Meiji Restoration and compiled the "Tokugawa Yoshinobu-ko den (A Biography of Yoshinobu Tokugawa)". Upon leaving the front stage of the political power, he lived the rest of his life trying to restore the honor of Yoshinobu. This MEGURU offers a rare chance to see calligraphy depicting the strong relationship of trust between the two men.
Kazuki Yasuo is known for his Siberian Series, paintings depicting his experiences in concentration camps after being taken as a prisoner of war in 1945 following World War II. After demobilization, he drew many works depicting scenery and flowers. This MEGURU offers an exclusive offering of his landscape and still-life paintings. Expressed by one who has experienced being on the brink between life and death, Kazuki's works offer a beam of hope. As the world enters an unprecedented time of shared anxiety, his works shine stronger and strike at the heart of viewers, where there is a deep longing for ordinary life.
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