Uemura Shoko


Uemura Shoko
Uemura Shoko, Peacock, 1983
  The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
  Uemura Shoko studied under Nishiyama Suisho upon entering the Kyoto City School of Painting in 1921. While at school, his work was accepted for display at the 3rd Teiten for the first time, and he later played a major role in a number of government-sponsored exhibitions. However, he left Nitten, which was renamed from Teiten in 1947, which he thought had become complacent with its age-old traditions, and established "Sozo Bijutsukyokai (the Society for Creation of Art)". Later he played an active role in this art association, reinventing Nihonga and imbuing fresh perspectives to paintings of birds and flowers by reinforcing them with modern compositions while still retaining the traditional sketching techniques of the Maruyama-Shijo school of painting. During this period he created such masterpieces as "Peacock" and "Night Herons." He was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit for his distinguished work in 1959. The exhibition features some 70 representative paintings and sketches by Uemura Shoko from his early to late years, and traces back the career of this outstanding painter.

Exhibition dates
May 27 (Tue.) - July 6 (Sun.), 2014
Closed on Mondays
*The exhibits will be partially replaced on June 16.

Hours
Regular hours
9:30AM–5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)

Evening hours (every Friday)
9:30AM–8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)

Organizer
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Nikkei Inc.
The Kyoto Shimbun

Sponsors
Shoyeido incense Co.
New Color Photographic Printing Co., Ltd.

Cooperation
SHOUHAKU ART MUSEUM

Admission
  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1,300 1,100 1,100
University students 900 700 700
High school students 500 300 300
Junior high school students
and younger
Free

*Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are
 admitted free of charge.(Please present certificate at the admission.)
*Evening ticket (200 yen discount) is available for the admission after
 5:00PM on Fridays. To purchase, visit our ticket booth on the day.
*Advance tickets:
 Lawson     (L-code:57102)
 Seven-Eleven (7-code:030-031)
 Ticket Pia    (P-code: 766-131)
 Other major ticket vendors and convenience stores
 *Advance tickets are available for a limited period only. (4/14-5/26)

  Related events
  Lecture: "During the Interaction with Nature"    
UEMURA Atsushi (Person of Cultural Merit,
      Member of the Japan Art Academy, Nihonga Artist)
   Date & Time: June 7 (Sat.), 2014 2:00-3:30PM
   (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM before the lecture hall)
   Place: 1F Lecture hall
   Fee: Free Admission, maximum capacity 100
   in Japanese only

  Lecture: "My Image of a Great Painter, Uemura Shoko
         - Through the 12 years of Shooting Himself"
   
IIJIMA Koei (photographer)
   Date & Time: June 21 (Sat.), 2014 2:00-3:30PM
   (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM before the lecture hall)
   Place: 1F Lecture hall
   Fee: Free Admission, maximum capacity 100
   in Japanese only

Publicity materials
flyer PDF(1.4MB)

 


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