Suzuki Kiitsu: Standard-Bearer of the Edo Rinpa School

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朝顔図屏風 鈴木其一筆 六曲一双のうち右隻 江戸時代 19世紀 アメリカ・メトロポリタン美術館 ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source- Art Resource, NY
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水辺家鴨図屏風 鈴木其一筆 六曲一隻 江戸時代 19世紀 細見美術館
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夏秋渓流図屏風 鈴木其一筆 六曲一双のうち左隻 江戸時代 19世紀 根津美術館
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藤花図 鈴木其一筆 一幅 江戸時代 19世紀 細見美術館
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Inspired by the literature and waka poetry of the Heian period, the classical revivalist Rinpa school was established in 17th-century Kyoto and rose to prominence through the efforts of master painter Ogata Korin and his brother Kenzan. In Edo, however, the school later took a more realistic, refined path – mainly through the efforts of Sakai Hoitsu and his student Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858), who drew on the legacy of Korin while giving Rinpa a distinctly modern, colourful touch. The Suntory Museum now looks back at Suzuki's illustrious career with an extensive retrospective, which features work from throughout his life – including masterpiece 'Morning Glories', on loan from the Met in New York. Wear a kimono to get a ¥100 discount on the entrance fee.

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