"Screens", 18th century.

Lecture by Estelle Bauer, Professor of Art History of Classical Japan at INALCO.

Element of the furniture and support of the painting, the screen is an astonishing object by its plasticity: it folds and unfolds, unites and divides the pictorial surface. This conference will outline the evolution of screens from the origins to the Edo period, address the question of their function as an object of furniture and show how painters took advantage of the unique form of this support.


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