Rinpa: Creativity Across Time and Space

October 1, 2022 – April 2, 2023

Wisteria and Other Flowers (detail), Fukae Roshu (1699–1757), Japan, Edo period, 18th century, ink and color on paper, Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Freer Gallery of Art, F1958.12

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive and 12th St., SW
Washington, DC

Gallery 6

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The Japanese painting movement now known as Rinpa was a loose association of artists that began around the dawn of the seventeenth century and continued into the nineteenth century. Their aesthetic came to define an almost stereotypical image of Japanese art consisting of stylized forms in bright colors. We invite you to explore a selection of paintings and ceramics by several generations of Rinpa artists from our collection.