Animals in Japanese Art

10 September - 15 November 2019
Thomsen Gallery is delighted to announce its special thematic fall exhibition "Animals in Japanese Art," opening on September 10 during Asia Week with an inaugural reception in our new location at 9 East 63rd Street from 5 to 8 pm. Presented to coincide with the blockbuster exhibition "The Life of Animals in Japanese Art" (opening in Los Angeles on September 22 after its successful run at the National Gallery of Art), our display features work in an unusual variety of media, from painted silk scrolls and screens throughminiature lacquers and cast and chiseled silver and bronze alloys.
The paintings selected for our show include works from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, reflecting the traditional Japanese love of nature in styles that range from the economical and impressionistic to the painstakingly naturalistic. Endearing puppies, a rabbit prancing through the waves, a preening cat, galloping horses, auspicious cranes, stylized roosters, ptarmigans, herons, and a host of other birds all await your pleasure at our new gallery on East 63rd Street.