FUKUDA Heihachiro

FUKUDA HeihachiroThis is the first large-scale retrospective of Fukuda Heihachiro (1892-1974) in quite some time.  Fukuda, who is an awardee of the Order of Culture, was born in the city of Oita and relocated to Kyoto with the goal of becoming a painter.  After having studied at the Kyoto City School of Arts, he remained in Kyoto and continued his activities there.
     His style went through some changes: the ancient Asian influence in works such as Peonies or Quiet Garden Awaiting Spring; the unique style of unification of the realistic and the decorative in REN, in which the rippling surface of a lake fills the image plane, and paintings that were to follow, such as New Snow, Rain, Study of Fallen Blossoms, and Salt-Water Fish—but throughout his career, he continued to paint images of flowers and birds that are based in life drawing.  The present exhibition will cover the entirety of Fukuda’s career through works from his early period to his last years, as well as sketches and studies.

FUKUDA Heihachiro (1961) Study of Fallen Blossoms
The National Museum of Art, Kyoto


Related Events
Commemorative lecture: “FUKUDA Heihachiro’s Gaze”
Lecturer: SHIMADA Yasuhiro (associate professor of Japanese Literature,
     Ritsumeikan University)
Date: May 19 (Sat.)  1:30-3:00PM (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: Lecture hall (maximum capacity 100); free
in Japanese only

Workshop: “FUKUDA Heihachiro’s Production Techniques in Ripples
Demonstration: Kyoto Hyoso Association members/traditional craftsmen
Date: May 27 (Sun.)  2:00-4:00PM (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
in Japanese only

Exhibition Dates
Tuesday, April 24 - Sunday, June 3, 2007
Closed on Mondays (except April 30)

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The Kyoto Shimbun Co., Ltd.

Oita Prefectural Art Hall

  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1200 1000 900
University students 900 700 500
High school students 600 400 300
Junior high and younger Free Free Free

Advance tickets: Ticket Pia, FamilyMart (P code: 687-275), Lawson (L code:
52862), other major ticket vendors and convenience stores

Other museums
Nagoya Matsuzaka-ya  2007/07/14 (Sat.) - 08/05 (Sun.)

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