Tuesday October 22 2019
EXHIBITION Subtle Beauty. Japanese Etchings by Tanaka Ryōhei in the SieboldHuis
Subtle Beauty. Japanese Etchings by Tanaka Ryōhei
20 September 2019 till 19 January 2020
In Pursuit of Perfection
Tanaka Ryōhei (1933) believes in pursuing perfection in everything he does. As a graphic artist he has dedicated his life to the artistic interpretation of rural Japan. His detailed etchings in both black and white and colour portray a Japan of farmsteads, temples and landscapes. Inspired by Kyoto and surrounding areas, Tanaka’s works are meticulous depictions of both beauty and decay. Thousands of fine lines form the basis of his prints, with life-like textures that make his etchings almost tangible.