"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 a surprising object by its plasticity: it folds and unfolds, unites and divides the pictorial surface. This lecture will paint a large picture of the evolution of the original screens at the time of Edo, address the question of their function as an object of furniture and show how painters have taken advantage of the unique form of this medium.


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