25 février 2020

Europe’s first major exhibition on kimono at the V&A

LONDON - On 29 February, the V&A will open Europe’s first major exhibition on kimono. The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk will counter this conception, presenting the garment as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion.  The exhibition will reveal the sartorial and social significance of the kimono from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and in the rest of the world. Rare 17th and 18thcentury kimono will be displayed... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2018

Significant collection of Asian art makes its US debut at the Kimbell

FORT WORTH, TX.- This spring, the Kimbell Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. This exhibition will feature nearly 450 objects from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam. "In following their passion, Sam and Myrna Myers have assembled one of the finest Asian art collections ever amassed," commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum.... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2017

"Kimono - Au bonheur des dames" au musée Guimet, 22 février– 22 mai 2017

Kimono — Au bonheur des dames : Affiche PARIS - L’exposition traitera de l’évolution du kimono et de ses accessoires pour mieux évoquer leurs réinterprétations dans la mode japonaise et française contemporaine. Pour la première fois hors du Japon, seront présentées des pièces de la collection de la célèbre maison Matsuzakaya, fondée en 1611, qui joua un rôle fondamental dans la production et la diffusion du kimono, plus particulièrement auprès de la noblesse militaire, l’aristocratie impériale ou encore la bourgeoisie... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Prized Kimonos on display at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

  Ichimaru's Homongi with Fans. Paste-resist dyeing, gold leaf stenciling, small touches of gold embroidery, silk crepe  Image courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria VICTORIA.- Even the untrained eye can see kimonos are great works of art, but to the trained eye, each kimono tells a story. This summer, two exhibitions at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria showcase dozens of historical kimonos and tell their fascinating stories.  From Geisha to Diva: The Kimonos of Ichimaru returns to Victoria after... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2010

'Japan: Power and Splendor 1568-1868' @ Palazzo Reale, Milan

A mask for Noh theater. Photo: Tokyo National Museum This exhibition will be held as the largest event of "Japan Year 2009 in Milan". Through works from the Azuchi-Momoyama to Edo period, it highlights differences between Kyoto and Edo culture by exploring developments in Japanese art in the spheres of the warrior class, courtiers and townspeople alike.A total of 214 objects will be on view, such as Rakuchu-rakugai Byobu (Scenes In and Around Kyoto), armors, swords, paintings, works related to literature, calligraphy.... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2010

Kiichi Asano, two silver prints, 1953.

Kiichi Asano, Untitled, 1953 Silver Print. Image size: 12.5 x 17.5 in. (31.8 x 44.5 cm) Paper Size: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, dated and editioned with artist and estate stamps in Japanese ink on verso - Estimate: from $2,500 to $3,500 Kiichi Asano, A rainy Commencement Ceremony day, January 1953’ (ladies in kimonos with parasols), 1953 Silver Print, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)  Signed, titled, dated and editioned with artist and estate stamps in Japanese ink on verso - Estimate: from $2,500... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2009

'Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan' @ The Tyler Museum of Art

Woman's formal long-sleeved kimono (furisode), Taisho period, 1920s. Motif: Boat filled with flowers; water, maple leaf, plum and pine. Crest: paulownia. Silk crepe, plain weave; handpainted, rice-paste resist outlining (yuzen): couched gold, couched silver, and silk thread embroidery, 68 3/5 x 50 1/2 inches. The Jeffrey Montgomery Collection TYLER, TX.- The Tyler Museum of Art casts an eye to the Far East as the venue prepares for its major summer exhibition, Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan. The exhibition,... [Lire la suite]
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