Flowers of the Four Seasons extended through September 7

By | August 27, 2014

Fukae Roshū, Japanese, 1699–1757; Edo period; Summer Grasses and Flowers, early to mid–18th century; hanging scroll: ink and color on paper; 40 x 14 1/2 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, The Langenberg Endowment Fund, the William K. Bixby Trust for Asian Art, and Museum Purchase; and Museum Purchase, by exchange 16:2012

If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got a couple more weeks to see Flowers of the Four Seasons in Chinese and Japanese Art, a free exhibition exploring how Chinese and Japanese senses of beauty developed in tandem with ever-changing natural environments.

The one-gallery show features four works of art in our Asian Art collection that are evocative of the seasons: our Lotus and Ducks and Enjoyment of Chrysanthemums hanging scrolls for summer and fall; Summer Grasses and Flowers, a newly acquired Japanese painting by Fukae Roshū; and the Japanese folding screens Flowers and Plants of the Four Seasons.