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In Breaking out of Tradition, Jan Dees describes the fascinating developments in Japanese lacquer art between 1890 and 1950.
Japan saw a rapid modernization during the opening decades of the twentieth century. In the art world a new vitality appeared: modernity began to challenge tradition. In the work of lacquer artists, traditional design and iconography were adapted and reworked to fit increasingly personal artistic styles.
This catalogue contains over 65 exquisite lacquer objects, detailed photographs show the incredible craftsmanship of these works of art.