Powerful Nature: Inspiring Japanese Art and Culture

20/09/2019 - 26/01/2020, All Day

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Strand



In the heart of the city, Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery is home to a fascinating and diverse range of nationally (and internationally) important collections.…

An exhibition of Japanese watercolours and prints from Derby Museums’ own collection, including works made by two of Japan’s most famous artists, Katsushika Hokusai (c.1760-1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Displayed in the gallery adjoining the Japanese Ghosts and Demons exhibition, many of these works date to a similar period, but focus on a different recurring theme in Japanese art – the wonder and beauty of nature. Images of birds, animals and people going about their daily lives are surrounded by carefully depicted landscapes, representing popular destinations or spiritual places.

Alongside these beautiful works on paper will be displayed objects influenced by Japanese art and culture from across Derby Museums’ collections including examples of Derby Porcelain and a rare suit of Samurai armour, which has recently been the focus of a research and conservation project in partnership with Lincoln University.

More info: https://www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on/powerful-nature-inspiring-japanese-art-and-culture

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