CRAY-PAS ART by the Masters
From Modern Japan to the Present Day
End of the exhibition
Everyone has used “Cray-pas” (oil pastel) when they were children. Cray-pas was invented in Japan in 1925 as a painting material equipped with the merits of both wax crayons and pastels. It adheres well to painting surfaces, is unrestrained while offering good color development, and can be used for a wide range of artistic expressions in the same way as oil painting, such as color blending, layering, and scratching. As Cray-pas was widely used as a teaching material in schools, we tend to think of it as a tool developed exclusively for use by children. However, its excellent features drew the attention of many artists soon after the Second World War, when there was much difficulty in procuring oil paints. Hence, Cray-pas was gradually incorporated into mediums of artistic expression as a unique drawing material in its own right.
This exhibition presents pieces from the painting collection of the Sakura Art Museum, featuring the works of contemporary artists with a focus on the masters who were active on the Japanese art scene during the Taisho and Showa eras, including artist Kanae Yamamoto who was closely involved in the development and popularization of the Cray-pas. We invite all to come and appreciate these attractive Cray-pas works created by more than 100 masters.
10:00-18:00(Last admission by 17:30)
New Year holidays,and periodically during changes of exhibits
※ open if it is a holiday
※ except July 16th
|Ages 65 and over with ID||800yen||800yen|
|University and High School Students with ID
(Ages 16 up to 18 )
Junior High School Students with ID
(Ages 13 up to 15 )
(under age 12 )
※indicate discount rates for groups of 20 and more