Thru July 28: Clark Center’s “last great Rinpa artist” Sekka exhibition
Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture
Kamisaka Sekka, 1866-1942: Tradition and Modernity
May 5 â€“ July 28, 2012
15570 Tenth Ave, Hanford, CA 93230Â (three-hour drive from Los Angeles)Â www.ccjac.org
Opening LectureÂ Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2 pm.
Seats are limited.Â For reservation, call (559) 582-4915.
Kamisaka Sekka was born just before the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912), a vibrant time in Japan’s history that not only saw the end of a 250-year period of isolation, but also rapid Westernization and modernization of the country. Sekka became an ardent follower of the Rinpa painting tradition, a decorative style that first originated in the seventeenth century.
Often referred to as the “Last Great Rinpa Artist”, Sekka would go on to lead the revival of Rinpa in the early twentieth century.