Modern Japanese Painting: Screens and Scrolls from 1910 to 1940
Past exhibitions exhibition
The Ukrainian Institute
2 East 79th St, New York
Our special exhibition on the first floor of the Ukrainian Institute,
Modern Japanese Painting: Screens and Scrolls from 1910 to 1940, highlights an era that witnessed a great flowering of work that was executed in traditional formats and media but explored new worlds of expression and design. We will be featuring the work Hokuetsu no ama (1940) by Shinsui Tanaka (1902-1979), an over-sized folding screen measuring over seven feet in height, depicting a group of hardy female free-divers on Japan's northwestern coast, the monumental, life-size composition emphasizing the women's famous toughness and independent spirit.