July 9-Sept. 19
This is the first Israhel van Meckenem exhibition to be held in Japan, bringing together more than 100 works by the late 15th-century printmaker.
Selected from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Munchen and the British Museum, the collection includes engravings, oil paintings and craft objects that illustrate the combination of sacred and secular ideas that existed in medieval Europe. Societal structures and comparisons between van Meckenem’s work and contemporaneous artists such as Martin Schongauer and Albrecht Durer are also explored.
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; 7-7 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Ueno Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,000. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.nmwa.go.jp/en
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