When compared to richly colored paintings, suibokuga (ink wash paintings), with a monochromatic image in ink on a white surface, no doubt strike many people as subdued and lacking in appeal. However, as the old Chinese saying that "ink contains the five colors" suggests, the contrast, comparison and fusion of diluted and thick ink, and the boldness and delicacy of brush strokes can create a strong impression to equal that of the most vividly colored of paintings.
This exhibition focusing on ink wash paintings, and structured by the themes of linear expression, spread and other planar expression, and Japanese paintings centered on black ink, also presents a number of ink and color pieces and colored works featuring ink wash techniques.
When: Until Sun. 4 Jul. (10:00 - 16:00) Closed Mondays (open when Monday is a national holiday) and Thu. 6 May.
Where: Kuwayama Art Museum (桑山美術館), Showa Ward (昭和区)
Access: An 8-minute walk east from Kawana Sta. (川名駅, T13) Exit 2 on the Subway Tsurumai Line (地下鉄鶴舞線)
Admission: General admission 500 Yen; Junior & Senior HS, University students 300 Yen; Holders of a Certificate of Disability and one accompanying person free.
Website: http://www.kuwayama-museum.jp/index.htm (Japanese)
Image: Takeuchi Seiho, Ink Wash Scene of Mountans and Water (水墨山水), 1934
Collection of the Kuwayama Art Museum