Opening on 10 June 2014 at 7.30 pm
AMADA Mitsuhiro, born in 1935 in Tôkyô, is still relatively unknown in Europe. The JDZB will present his works for the first time in Germany. In Japan his works are treasured by both music and art lovers because the central theme of his oeuvre is music. He was taught to paint by his father AMADA Kôhei, a well-known artist in his own right. AMADA Mitsuhiro however is also a musician. He played for many years as a solo cellist in the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and then later as a freelance musician.
In his paintings he overwhelmingly portrays musicians as cats. With great humor and minimal brush strokes, following the style of Chôjû jinbutsu giga (caricatures of humans in the shape of animals), he brings them to life on paper. His characterful, music-loving cats allow the viewer to see the real-life resemblances to living musicians.
An exhibition not only for adults to enjoy!
Opening hours: Monday until Thursday 10 am until 5 pm; Friday 10 am until 3.30 pm
On display from 11 June until 15 August 2014