A Feast for Autumn
September 12 - October 31, 2003
Gallery & Web Exhibition
Kaikodo’s Autumn 2003 show, “A Feast for Autumn,” was precisely that: a cornucopia of delectable offerings harvested from a collection continuously enriched by sources worldwide. As usual Kaikodo’s exhibition is rich in the variety of objects and paintings shown and the span of time represented. Important paintings include an eight-panel screen depicting palatial dwellings in elaborate garden settings attributed to the Korean artist Kim Deuk Shin (1754-1822). The architectural theme is supported by a group of Chinese architectural ceramic models which come in a variety of types and sizes both glazed and unglazed. Representing the highest achievement in decorative polychrome ceramic ware is an extraordinarily large Cizhou pillow formerly in the Idemitsu Collection, with an intriguing representation in brilliant green, yellow and white slips of an enclosure on the headrest. For those interested in Buddhist art, there is a rare Korean painting of a Bodhisattva as well as Chinese Buddhist stone sculpture. The Chinese paintings offered in the fall exhibition range from a pair of 14th century hanging scrolls depicting autumn scenes of birds and flowers, to an exquisite album of ten paintings by the Ting Yun-p’eng (1547-1628?). A later group of paintings pay homage to the 20th century masters, including Wu Changshuo (1844-1927), Wang Zhen (1867-1938), Zhang Daqian (1898-1983), and Wang Jiqian (1907-2003).