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IMT Special Exhibition “Aves Japonicae 3 - Between Detail and Sketch” (University Museum Group)

January 5, 2017

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Event Type: Exhibition
Intended for: General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / Elementary school students / Junior high school students / High school students / University students
Date(s): January 06, 2017 - April 09, 2017
Location: Other campuses/off-campus
Venue: Intermediatheque 3F [STUDIOLO]
[Address]KITTE 2-3F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
[Access]JR lines and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line Tokyo Station. Direct access from the Marunouchi Underground Pathway.
[Opening Hours]11:00 - 18:00 (Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays) Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
*Opening hours may change.
[Closed on]Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday) and Year-end holidays. May close irregularly.
Entrance Fee: No charge
Registration Method: No advance registration required
Event Description:

* End date listed above is tentative.

There is a handbook for Japanese drawing called fun-pon. Especially within the Maruyama school, these handbooks for drawing were used by artists when they could not sketch real objects, serving so to speak as a reference specimen drawn on paper. In this exhibition, we introduce a volume of Kakyo Kawabe’s Sketches of Birds series, along with stuffed specimens.
Unlike other volumes of the same series, the drawings shown here are quick sketches of living birds. While capturing precisely the details of a static specimen, they express movement with exactitude, forming a perfect work on birds.
On the other hand, with stuffed specimens being made from real birds, their realistic quality in every detail is guaranteed, as it were. However, even though the details are perfect, shaping and posing are indispensable to make the bird full of life. In other words, stuffed specimens also require both precise details and sketches of movement.

[Organization] The University Museum, the University of Tokyo

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