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KIA Japanese Print Exhibition (08/28-10/31/10)

August 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Events

Running from August 28th to October 31st, 2010, this exhibition explores two recurring themes in the history of Japanese printmaking: beauty and celebrity. These traditions can be traced through three centuries of printmaking into our own time. Images of celebrities are spotlighted, including renowned courtesans and beautiful women (bijin-ga) and famous kabuki actors (yakusha-e). Artists, carvers, printers, and publishers inventively used caricature, parody, stylization, and physiognomy to create compelling images that appealed to an increasingly competitive market.

This exhibition was organized by the Toledo Museum of Art. Visit the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts homepage for more information.

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