Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Marymount School 
1026 Fifth Avenue
Between 83rd and 84th Streets
New York, NY 10028

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Cheryl Gall 
Japanese Art Society of America 

JASA 11/8/17 LECTURE: Ogata Korin and His Turn to Art 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Ogata Korin, Cranes, early 18th century. Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper. 166 x 371 cm. Purchase - Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, F1956.20-21

Ogata Korin and His Turn to Art
Talk by Frank Feltens, Ph.D.
Marymount School
1026 Fifth Avenue
Between 83rd and 84th Streets
New York, NY 10028

Ogata Korin (1658-1716) is one of Japan's most cherished early modern artists. As was the case with many artists before and after him, history has turned Korin into a larger-than-life figure, a fact that has shrouded our understanding of the actual person behind his genius facade. Yet we are fortunate that Korin's descendants preserved an unparalleled amount of documentation on Korin and his life. The wealth of letters and other records that survive allows us to uncover a very private side of the artist, one that unveils how illicit love affairs and inconsiderate spending gave rise to one of Japan's greatest artists.

Frank Feltens is Anne van Biema Fellow at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. He received his PhD in Japanese art history from Columbia University in 2016. His research focuses on late medieval and early modern Japanese painting. Recent publications include "Shinshutsu Sensoji zo Sakai Hoitsu shita-e Namu Butsuan honzon tenjiku butsuzoki ni tsuite[A Newly Discovered Handscroll at Sensoji with Underpaintings by Sakai Hoitsu]," Kokka 1440 (October 2015) and "Traversing Time: Three Centuries of Japanese Art at the Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin," Orientations 46, no. 7 (October 2015). An article, "Sartorial Identity: Early Modern Japanese Textile Patterns and the Afterlife of Ogata Korin," will appear in Ars Orientalis in October 2017. He is currently preparing a book manuscript on the life and art of Ogata Korin.

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Please note: Marymount is a landmarked building and not wheelchair accessible.