Japan on display in Rome for its 500th anniversary

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To celebrate the 500 years dell 'Japanese Culture Institute in Rome the Japan Foundation, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Kyoto Museum of Modern Art will organize for the first time in Italy a major exhibition dedicated to Japan of the XNUMXth century, a period of intense transformation that goes from the restoration of the Meiji Emperor in 1868 to the end of the Second World War.

The exhibition includes 111 paintings and 59 works of art of the main museums and private collections in Japan on display until May 5, 2013.

The exhibition is held at the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, in viale delle Belle Arti 131, Rome. The opening hours are from 10:30 in the morning to 19.30 . The ticket price is of 12€, reduced € 9,50.

The exhibition focuses onevolution of painting and of the applied arts of nighonga through a careful selection of works and objects of traditional akemono, from the typical vertical rolls of paintings on paper or silk to the panels that decorated Japanese houses as well as lacquers, ceramics, fabrics, kimonos, jars, through which you can read the history of evolution and the connection between Japanese culture and the main currents of modern Western art.



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