The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection is an exhibition that just opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Drawing on the Museum’s deep collection of Japanese painting, it showcases masterpieces of ink painting and scrolls from the 17th and 18th centuries. 90-plus paintings will be exhibited in two rotations of roughly 45 works each.
When viewing works in the exhibition-related gallery on the Met’s website, be sure to take advantage of access to the high-resolution images. (Click “Fullscreen” under the image, then use the Zoom feature or the Download arrow at lower right.)
The real beauty of these works is in the details and surface characteristics of the ink and watercolor marks.
The Flowering of Edo Period Painting will be on display until September 7, 2014.
(Images above: Yosa Buson, Ganku, Nagasawa Rosetsu, Toensai Kanshi)