The Life of Japanese Paintings

Works from the Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection

November 9, 2012 - April 28, 2013

The Langen Foundation is presenting an exhibition titled The Life of Japanese Paintings, which has been created in collaboration with Melanie Trede, professor of Japanese art history at the University of Heidelberg. In contrast to the approach taken in Western culture, the Japanese painting is treated as a modifiable object that may be cut apart and reassembled, thus repeatedly embarking on a new life, be it in the form of a hanging scroll, an album sheet, or a folding screen. This chequered history of Japanese painting is vividly demonstrated by example of approximately twenty works of art from the Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection.

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