Jun 21, 2014

Kuroda Seiki on exhibition

At The Museum of Kyoto

June 7th - July 21st
Open: 10am - 6pm, until 7:30pm Friday
Closed: Monday
Admission: 1,200JPY
Access: Subway 3 minutes' walk from the 5th exit of Karasuma Oike Station

*** Kuroda Seiki ***
Leading figure in late 19th to early 20th century Western style painting in Japan, who studied in France, exhibited Japan's first nude.
Perhaps Kuroda's greatest contribution to Japanese culture was the acceptance of Western-style painting he fostered on the part of the Japanese public. Despite their initial reluctance, he was able to convince them to accept the validity of the nude figure as a subject for art.

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