I must admit that before I visited the Kawanabe Kyosai exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, I wasn’t familiar with his work, and expected to see something in the vein of the revered Japanese artist Hokusai. Kyosai is considered to be a close successor of Hokusai, however, the exhibition felt more like looking at the work of an illustrator and satirist than a fine artist.
RA to present an exhibition of Kawanabe Kyosai one of the most exciting & popular Japanese painters of the late 19th century.
Kawanabe Kyosai (1831–1889) was the most exciting and popular Japanese painter of the late 19th century. A child prodigy and… Read More