Artistic and cultural links between India and Japan (to 1890-1940)

Auditorium of the Cernuschi Museum at 18H00. Artistic and cultural links between India and Japan (to 1890-1940) by Christine Shimizu, Honorary General Curator of Heritage.

During the Meiji period (Japan) and during the British Raj (India), a mutual interest between India and Japan developed in the intellectual circles of Kolkata (Calcutta). The travels of artists and thinkers between the two countries favor artistic interactions. A resistance to Western art is being organized, of which two of the main protagonists are respectively Abanindranath Tagore and Yokoyama Taikan. Common ideals supporting indigenous traditions and reinforced by nationalism appear in India under the impetus of Ananda Coomaraswamy and in Japan under that of Okakura Kakuzo. This conference proposes to explore some aspects.

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