Echoes of a Masterpiece: The Lineage of Beauty in Japanese Art

What are the standards by which we declare something a masterpiece, and what effect do masterpieces of one generation have on the generations that come after? This exhibit, which brings together about 130 extraordinary works of Japanese art, including National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties from many different locations and time periods, addresses these questions under four different themes, exploring how masterpieces are created under the influence of religious faith, by studying the great works of previous masters, by taking inspiration from classical literature, and through working with a set of common motifs and images.

Image: Sesshu Toyo, Muromachi Period, 15th Century, Kyoto National Museum


Apr 13 2018 - May 27 2018



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Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712

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