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SJCC Exclusive Guided Tour of the Exhibition «Lines from East Asia. Japanese and Chinese Art on Paper»

Lines from East Asia. Japanese and Chinese Art on Paper

ETH’s Collection of Prints and Drawings was founded in 1867

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 17:15 - 19:00
  • ETH Zürich - Graphische Sammlung - E52
    Rämistrasse 101
  • Prof. Hans Bjarne Thomsen Exhibition Curator – University of Zurich/Department East Asian Art History
  • Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

SJCC Members: Free
Non-Members: CHF 30.-

Registration closed

17.15 Registration
17.30 Tour
18.00 Apero
19.00 End

The exhibition shows very different facets of Japanese and Chinese printmaking: from the famous landscapes of Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858), to the beautiful women of Utamaro Kitagawa (1753–1806) and influential manga volumes of Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), to images of actors, detailed studies of plants and insects, and entertaining shunga prints with their often surprisingly explicit erotic content.

The crucial significance of Japanese coloured woodcuts for the birth of modern art is widely recognized. The exhibition shows East Asian works on paper together with late 19th and early 20th century European master prints from the collection of the Graphische Sammlung, including works by Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Emil Orlik, and Martha Cunz.