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FEATHERS, FLOWERS, TALONS AND FANGS

FEATHERS, FLOWERS, TALONS AND FANGS
Power and Serenity in Japanese Nature Prints

http://www.risd.edu/museum_exhibitions.cfm?type=museum&onview=museum_onview_100.cfm


FEATHERS, FLOWERS, TALONS AND FANGS
Power and Serenity in Japanese Nature Prints

February 2-June 10, 2007

This exhibition brings fresh attention to bird-and-flower subjects (kachoga), a seldom-studied category of Japanese woodblock printing (ukiyo-e). In an unprecedented show drawn from a group of about 720 outstanding but little-known Japanese prints given to The RISD Museum by Mrs. John D. (Abby Aldrich) Rockefeller, Jr., in 1934/38, approximately sixty exquisite examples are on view. The depth and scope of RISD’s holdings are almost unequaled in museums and private collections and span the development of kachoga during the Edo period (1603-1867). Their lush visual content enriches our current understanding of ukiyo-e.


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