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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) Evening Snow, Edo River (Blue Version) 1932 (First Edition) Provenance: Personal collection of the late Hasui scholar Hisao Shimizu

Asia Week New York Zooms-Into "The Color that Changed the World: The Impact of Blue in Asian Art," on Thursday, July 29, 5:00 p.m. EST

Asia Week New York / July 29, 2021


As an adjunct to their online Summer 2021 exhibition, Shades of Blue, Asia Week New York will present a webinar entitled The Color that Changed the World: The Impact of Blue in Asian Art, on Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. EST Click here to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-vc7z_0uSI6Q1FcAGwb2Cg

First produced by the Egyptians over 6,000 years ago, blue pigment has been a prized component in some of the greatest works of art in world culture and Asia ranks high among them. A distinguished panel of specialists and curators in Asian art will present perspectives on the development and impact of cobalt blue, indigo and dayflower in their specific fields of Chinese and Japanese art. 

Says Dessa Goddard, Chairman of Asia Week New York and discussion moderator: “To complement our Shades of Blue exhibition, Asia Week New York is delighted to host this lively presentation with some of the world’s top authorities on the history, composition, use and aesthetic appeal of the color blue in Asian art.”

The distinguished panel includes: Monika Bincsik, the Diane and Arthur Abbey Associate Curator for Japanese Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Steven Chait, President of Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. in New York City; Joe V. Earle former Vice-President and Director of Japan Society Gallery in New York; Denise Patry Leidy, currently the department head, and Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art, at the Yale University Art Gallery; and Veronica Miller, ower of Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints. 

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