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KOJI KINUTANI: A Journey of Color and Imagery

Koji Kinutani (1943- ) is a well-known fresco work artist, featuring a unique style with a colorful and energetic fresco technique. In 1970 Koji Kinutani went to Italy and studied both classical and modern fresco techniques under Bruno Saetti. After returning to Japan, he became the youngest artist to be awarded the Yasui Prize. Following this, he established his original style of painting using Japanese motifs such as Buddha statues, Shinto gods and Mount Fuji, along with landscapes of Kyoto and Nara.
Along with his paintings, this exhibition also introduces Kinutani’s ceramic works, glass works and video installation.

5 アンジェラと蒼い空㈼
Copyright@ 《アンジェラと蒼い空Ⅱ》1976年 東京国立近代美術館蔵

12 蒼天富嶽龍宝図
Copyright@ 《蒼天富嶽龍宝図》2008年

13 喝破(大)
Copyright@ 《喝破》2015年

  • August 22nd ~ October 15th, 9:30-17:00 (-21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Entry by 30 mins before) Closed on Mondays (open on 9/18, 9/19), September 19 & October 10.
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
  • ¥1400/adult, ¥900/college students, ¥500/high school students. Free of charge under junior high school students. (10 invitation tickets are available for GTK readers. Please email us if you want them:

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