The Art of the Future: Itō Jakuchū's Colorful Realm
The past 20 years have witnessed a meteoric rise in the acclaim of the painter Itō Jakuchū (Japan, 1716–1800), which is owed in no small part to the Price Collection, which includes many important works by the artist. Yukio Lippit, Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities and professor of history of art and architecture at Harvard University, explores the remarkable artistry of Jakuchū through his celebrated set of 33 nature scrolls, Colorful Realm of Living Beings, widely believed to be the greatest work of bird-and-flower painting in Japan.
Sponsored by the Japan Foundation
Image: Itō Jakuchū (Japan, 1716–1800), Eagle, 1800, Hanging scroll; ink on silk, Image: 40 5/16 x 15 13/16 in. (102.3 x 40.2 cm), Etsuko and Joe Price Collection.