Exhibitions/ Art Object

田中信行作 「記憶にあるかたち」
Form Remaining in Memory

Tanaka Nobuyuki (Japanese, born 1959)
Heisei period (1989–present )
Lacquer on hemp
H. 37 3/8 in. (95 cm); W. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); D. 12 5/8 in. (32 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2012
Accession Number:
Rights and Reproduction:
© Tanaka Nobuyuki
Not on view
With its visible workings of multiple layers, this experimental work offers unusual insight into the laborious dry-lacquer (kanshitsu) technique. Here, the ancient medium of lacquer functions as a vehicle for expressing pure form rather than containment.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art," May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013.

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