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Exhibition Guide for 2016

The contents of the Exhibition are to be replaced four times a year. Those for 2017 are as follows:

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Exhibition for Spring
Munakata’s Landscapes
March 14 〜 June 18

One of the Munakata’s masterpieces is “Travel Route Series”. The scenes and landscapes Munakata caught along the routes are not only landscapes but the sights closely related to the local people’s daily life. In spring segment are chiefly displayed “The Tokaido-prints” and all the landscapes Munakata’s eyes caught in oil paintings, prints and drawings.

Exhibition for Summer
Yamato-ga-affluent tints and free-spirited depiction
June 20 〜 September 24

Munakata’s drawings are said to be “Yamato-ga drawings”. As he says “The points the brushes touched are the results and effects in Yamato-ga drawing”, the method of it is different from the expression in prints. The brushes move freely, so each line is drawn quickly. In Yamato-ga, he produced many bright multicolored pieces different from the well-balanced beauty of black and white in prints. In summer exhibition is mainly introduced the free expression and the richness in colors in Yamato-ga drawing.

Exhibition for Autumn
Here has he started-Shiko’s starting point “Painting”
September 26 〜 December 17

Munakata is well-renouned as a print artist, but he started his career in oil painting. Around the time he got interested in painting and wanted to be a painter, he came across Gogh’s paintings and decided to be a painter. In 1928 when he won the prize in Imperial Contest, he began printing but never stopped painting. Even in the War time, he suffered much to obtain the oil colors but never give up, continuing to paint. In autumn exhibit his fifty-year-long oil paintings are to be displayed through his early to his late years.

Exhibition for Winter
Interaction in Letters
December 19 〜 March 18, 2018

Munakata produced unique calligraphic works and in his works in late years power is felt and strength as well. Pictures and letters are combined into works, letters are pictogrammed, and lots are related with letters. Munakata’s socialization with writers rather than artists leads him to the world of words and letters. Such world seems essential or rather crucial to Munakata in the production of his own world. In winter exhibit, prints with letters, drawings and calligraphies are to be presented.

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