Pairs: Contrasts and Parallels in Japanese Prints

September 24, 2010-January 30, 2011

Appel Gallery

This exhibition continues to explore the richly complex world of Japanese prints. The pairings reflect a variety of issues with each pair addressing a problem or theme that can become the basis of an exhibition in its own right. The issues include techniques of production, the uses of color, drawings versus prints, formal comparisons of pattern and style, abstract versus naturalistic depiction, nostalgia and romanticism together with changing ideals of beauty. The congregate result demonstrates the complexity, versatility, and far-ranging scope and scale of visual works categorized as Japanese prints.

Pairs: Contrasts and Parallels in Japanese Prints Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN