The 20th century was an important time in Japanese art due to the shifting attitudes to Japanese culture and history within Art. There was a greater desire to look to the present and the beauty of the image for a western market, rather than the significance of the past. Many even left Japan to study and develop in the US and Europe.
This winter, french art lovers can enjoy another link between Europe and Japan as the Fondation Custodia exhibits a series of prints from more than 50 leading artists.
We think we know what Japanese prints are meant to look like because we have stereotypical images in our heads. Nature, female forms, theatre and culture are all integral. Clean lines and repeating, simple patterns often come into play with graphic work. Here we see that this wasn’t always the case. Therefore all fans of Japanese art are encouraged to pay a visit to this exhibition between October 9th and January 6th to be surprised at the diverse works on offer.
From 6 October 2018 to 6 January 2019
Fondation Custodia / Collection Frits Lugt
121, rue de Lille – 75007 Paris
Every day except Monday, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Full rate : 10 €
Reduced rate : 7 €