January 16 Art Encounters
Arts of Asia
10:30–11:30 am
Third Thursday Art Encounters
offers docent-guided tours of Joslyn's collections and special exhibitions on the third Thursday of each month, beginning at 10:30 am. Designed to appeal to all art lovers, from the well-seasoned to the amateur, these monthly programs are a great way to learn about art with others.

Nishiyama Hôen (Japanese; Shijo School, Edo Period (1615–1868), 1804–1867),
Two Peacocks and Flowers, 19th century
ink and colors on silk on two-fold screen, 66 x 74 1/2 in.; 167.64 x 189.23 cm
Museum purchase, 1998.50

Hôen was the most prominent Shijo painter in Osaka, and one of the best painters of his time. Some say he was the last great Shijo artist. He is noted for his masterly drawing and gentle, refined style. A master at melding tones of color, he specialized in birds and flowers, as well as figures.

Painters of the Shijo school, founded in Kyoto in the eighteenth century, are noted for the naturalism of their work using traditional Japanese techniques rather than western devices of perspective and modeling to achieve greater accuracy of depiction and a sense of the everyday.

Traditional Japanese artists painted on silk and paper with ink and color to create scrolls or screens. Folding screens, or byobu, are moveable paintings which functioned as dividers in large and drafty spaces in palaces, temples and homes.

Presented in partnership with The Nebraska Medical Center's Health & Wellness Club, Art Encounters is free to all. Reservations are not required.  For program details please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or sseverson@joslyn.org.

Join us for next month's installment of Art Encounters on February 13!