‘Giappone. Terra di Incanti’
Palazzo Pitti: Museo degli Argenti & Galleria Palatina & Galleria d’arte moderna
3rd April – 1st July 2012
‘Japan, Land of Enchantment’ is the ‘group’ title of this series of three distinct exhibitions spread across three of the Pitti Palace galleries, all celebrating the art, history and culture of Japan and its peoples.
The Museo degli Argenti sees a wide ranging collection of Japanese art dating from the mid 16th to the mid 19th century. Ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, lacquer work, metal work and fabrics, all dedicated to the elegance of line and richness of colour. This is the headline exhibition.
The Galleria Palatina sees an exhibition dedicated to the finest Japanese art of the 20th century in an exhibition under the title ‘The Elegance of Memory’. All works were exhibited in one of the annual domestic exhibitions dedicated to the best of traditional Japanese art, organised since 1954 by the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and by the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto.
The third exhibition takes place in the Galleria d’arte moderna and has as a theme the relationships and influences between Italian and Japanese art.
A brief catalogue (PDF) may be downloaded here (Italian only)