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The Oriental Ceramic Society is delighted to present a lecture by Dr Frank Feltens on his new book titled Ogata Kōrin: Art in Early Modern Japan.

Date: Thursday 4 November 2021
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Online via MS Teams

Ogata Kōrin (1658-1716) is one of early modern Japan’s most cherished artists. He was also one of the era’s most versatile painters, having worked in nearly every medium available to artists during his time: painting, lacquer, ceramics, and textiles. Kōrin’s mastery lies in the multivalence of his materials and his skill in recasting age-old themes into novel visual experiences. Through the lens of the iris subject–one of Kōrin’s signature tropes—this talk explores the processes of production, layered cultural meanings, and impact of key examples of Kōrin’s iris works in different media. The talk draws from Frank Feltens’ book Ogata Kōrin: Art in Early Modern Japan, published with Yale University Press.

Frank Feltens is the Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. He holds a PhD in Japanese art history from Columbia University. Feltens is a specialist in Japanese art with a focus on the late medieval and early modern periods. Feltens has published and lectured on a range of topics related to Japanese art. Recent articles examine the painters Ogata Kōrin and Sakai Hōitsu, and the photographer Domon Ken. Prior to coming to the Freer and Sackler, he held research positions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Nezu Museum, Tokyo.

This online lecture is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register below.

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