Art Talk: Painting Edo and the Transcendence of Laughter

May 7, 2020

Take a tour with graduate student intern Leah Justin-Jinich, as she guides us into the world of Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection to discover a unique set of Zen paintings and to see how puppies, bamboo, and laughter can lead to enlightenment.

This video is part of our Art Talks series in which curators, conservators, fellows, and graduate students share short, informal videos that offer an up-close look at works from our collections. 


Leah Justin-Jinich, Graduate Student Intern 

Works Explored:
Nagasawa Rosetsu, Japanese, Puppies with Hotei and Jittoku, c. 1786–92. Set of three hanging scrolls; ink on paper. Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.22.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Japanese, Peacock and Peonies, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17.