[Shohaku Art Museum] Shoko Uemura exhibition depicting the world of tropical flowers and birds


An exhibition by Shoko Uemura will be held at the Shohaku Art Museum from June 21st (Tue) to August 28th (Sun), 2022.
At the age of 17, Shoko Uemura was impressed by the work of Koyo Ishizaki, who painted tropical flowers and birds in India in vivid colors. Please enjoy the world of tropical flowers and birds that makes you feel the strong colors of red and gold that are layered on top of each other.

Shoko Uemura (1902-2001) had a strong admiration for encountering the world of tropical flowers and birds of Koyo Ishizaki, a senior of the Kyoto painter, and about 40 years later, he went to India and Southeast Asia in 1959, and Hawaii in 1963. After that, I am energetically traveling to the tropics.

"Hibiscus and Cardinal" 1964 (1964)

Over a dozen years, he created tropical-themed works including “Phoenix tree” one after another, and the world of colorful tropical flowers and birds full of energy unfolds as if Matsutaka’s long-standing dream explodes. You can see how it is going. In the sketch, exotic forms of flowers and birds that are not found in Japan are vividly depicted in the moist air of the area.

"Waterside" 1954 (Showa 29)
"Tree" 1948
"Meadow August" 1956

In this exhibition, we will focus on works depicting the world of the colorful paradise “Tropical Flowers and Birds” that Shoko dreamed of, including “Phoenix Tree” by Shoko Uemura.

"Sanme" 1972

Outline of "Travel to the Tropics-In Search of a Colorful Paradise-Shoko Uemura Exhibition"

Period: June 21, 2022 (Tue) -August 28, 2022 (Sun)
Closed days: Monday (However, it will be open on Monday, July 18th and closed on Tuesday, July 19th)
Time: 10:00-17:00
Admission fee: Adults [including high school and university students] 820 yen
Elementary and junior high school students 410 yen
・ Group discount for 20 people or more (1 discount on admission fee)
・ By presenting the disability certificate, you and one companion can get a 20% discount on the admission fee.

>Shohaku Art Museum special page

"Tropical flowers and birds" 1963




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