THE ART THAT BUILT AN EMPIRE: MEIJI ERA ART AT AGSA – TAASA Review March 2019
Russell Kelty E xport Empire: Japan and the modern world, at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 26 January to 21 July 2019, presents the irresistible splendour of Meiji era art, from diminutive okimono created from ivory to great bronze eagles and lacquer furniture – art that fuelled imperial ambitions displayed in propaganda prints and clothing of daily life in late 19th and early 20th century Japan. Shibayama cabinet c.1880, Japan, inlaid wood, lacquer, ivory, mother-of-pearl and gilt bronze.
Art Gallery of South Australia.
Gift of the beneficiaries of Agnes M.C.Rasp 1936 The restoration of the Emperor and the establishment of his enlightened government' in 1868 initiated an artistic and cultural revolution in Japan...