The Modern Japanese Portrait
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
This seminar will examine the early period of portraiture in modern Japanese prints, centering on issues of modernism, westernization, militarism, identity and gender, as well as artistic movements such as expressionism and abstraction. Participants will have the rare opportunity to examine original prints that are often only seen in books or behind museum glass. The seminar will provide a foundation for an understanding on early modern Japanese prints, with an emphasis on history, production techniques, connoisseurship and collecting strategies. The seminar is complimentary, but reservations are required; please contact Elias Martin at 312-587-7800.