Apr 21 - Oct 2011- Genoa, Museo d’Arte Orientale, Exhibition – The poetic beauty of oriental flowers: floral prints and Japanese vases for

by LiguriaGuide.com

This new exhibition of the collections of Museum Chiossone will open at the same time as Euroflora and will be devoted to the Japanese poetic and delicate approach to flowers and the vegetable world as a whole.

Multicoloured prints depicting “birds and flowers” (kachôga) by Hiroshige and other 18th and 19th century artists will be on display, together with bronze and porcelain vases for Ikebana flower arrangements and other decorative items – all works of art that bear witness to the deep emotional and aesthetic bond that unites the Japanese civilisation and the metaphoric and symbolic meanings of flowers.

The Museum can boast a huge collection of Japanese and Eastern art put together by Edoardo Chiossone in Japan during the Meiji period and
now on display at Villetta Di Negro. The museum features Japanese works of art from various periods: paintings (from the 11th to the 19th century), weapons and suits of armour, enamels, ceramic and porcelain objects, lacquers, multicoloured prints, music instruments, theatre masks, costumes and fabrics, bronze items, and a wide collection of large sculptures from Japan, China, and Siam.

Further Information:
ph. +39 010 - 542285

Opening Hours:
Tuesdays to Fridays, 9.00 am – 7.00 pm;
Saturdays and Sundays, 10.00 am - 7.00pm,
Closed on Mondays.

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