The Hotel de Caumont in Aix-en-Provence houses a rare exhibition on the arts and customs in Japan during the Edo period (1600 ). 1867).
This is a rare and extraordinary exhibition for all lovers of Japanese culture that the Caumont Hotel in Aix-en-Provence offers. One of the world's largest private collections of prints Japan The work of George Leskowicz, including the major works of the artists Hokusai and Hiroshige, is first unveiled in France. To see until March 22, 2020.
Of the 150 stamps to be discovered, the star of the genre is The great wave of Kanagawa opposed by Hokusai (1760-1849) is available. But she will stay in Aix-en-Provence for only five weeks, too fragile to be exposed for longer. It is replaced by another work by Hokusai, Fine rain on the summit of Fuji then by a masterpiece by Hiroshige, Sudden downpour on the bridge Shin-Ohashi and Atake .
Other very rare works are presented. Like Surimono, limited edition prints. These are mostly private assignments that are often requested by literary or poetic clubs, unlike the prints, which are orders from publishers, to draw more. An exhibition space presents the techniques of printmaking and surimono, a meticulous work involving three artists.
In Japan, the Edo period stretches between the 17th and 19th centuries. Beyond the prints, many objects are presented throughout the exhibition. What to allow the visitor to immerse in everyday life, but also to discover the Japanese customs and legends as the lives of warriors and courtesans.
Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, … The Great Masters of Japan, Georges Leskowicz Collection – Hôtel de Caumont, 3, rue Joseph Cabassol, ] Aix-en-Provence – open every day from 10 am to 6 pm until March 22, 2020 –