Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795) was highly acclaimed for realistic depictions of flowers, birds and animals, and well-known as a influential mentor to later Japanese-style artists. When Goshun (1752-1811) requested him as a mentor, however, Maruyama instead welcomed Goshun as an equal fellow artist.
Split into two parts (Aug. 2-Sept. 1; Sept. 3-29) this exhibition focuses on Okyo and Goshun, and presents works by other Japanese-style artists, such as Uemura Shoen. Highlights include the important cultural properties "Sketch Scroll" (1770-72) by Okyo and "Shiki Kosaku Zu" (1795) by Goshun. (Yukari Tanaka)
Ticket Giveaway: We have five pairs of tickets to "Legendary Kyoto Painting From Maruyama Okyo to the Modern Era" at The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts to give to readers. The ticket giveaway is now online only. To apply, visit jtimes.jp/tickets. Deadline: Aug. 6.