Edo Avant Garde

  • Documentary, Art
  • 1h 23m
  • 2020


In this mesmerizing documentary, filmmaker Linda Hoaglund reveals the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603-1868) played in setting the stage for the “modern art” movement in the West. Featuring over 200 treasures from museums and private collections in the U.S. and Japan—including works by Sotatsu, Korin, Okyo, Rosetsu, Shohaku, and other artists who left their work unsigned—Edo Avant Garde invites viewers to experience folding screen and scroll painting masterpieces up-close in gorgeous, immersive 4K footage (handled by cinematographer Kasamatsu Norimichi) while expert curators, scholars and collectors provide insight into the contexts and details of these innovative and audacious works of art.


Prices: $10 / $8 members. | Part of New Releases. | All rentals available for 7 days after purchase with a 48-hour viewing window. | Related: Painting Edo: Early Modern Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection on Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 PM

Available for streaming: Worldwide except China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Russian Federation, Ukraine, India

Director

Linda Hoaglund

Language(s)

Japanese

Subtitle(s)

English

Bonus Content

45 mins
Q&A with Linda Hoaglund & Dr. Rachel Saunders

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