The long-awaited special exhibition—Unrivaled Calligraphy: Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy—just opened today at the Tokyo National Museum in Japan. During the Tang dynasty of China (618–907), three great calligraphers—Ouyang Xun, Yu Shinan, and Chu Suiliang—perfected the style known as “standard script.” While inheriting the tradition they established, Yan Zhenqing (709–785) succeeded in establishing his own style of calligraphy, which would have tremendous influence for ages to come. Bringing together exquisite works from collections in Japan and abroad, including the Requiem to My Nephew (祭侄文稿) from the National Palace Museum in Taipei, this exhibition will explore Yan Zhenqing and his work, its influence on future generations, and its reception in Japan.
This exhibition is through February 24, 2019. The Tokyo National Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 am to 5 pm, or 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Source: Tokyo National Museum