Nature V Culture
Back in Britain with grey days and falling temperatures there are always twinges of regret at leaving our rural idyll in France. Nevertheless there are many things to look forward to this autumn and many cultural highlights on my agenda. Here are just three on my priority list:
sex and pleasure
in Japanese art
British Museum Exhibition
3 October 2013 – 5 January 2014
Torii Kiyonaga (1752–1815), detail taken from Sode no maki (Handscroll for the Sleeve), c. 1785.
The British Museum’s latest exhibition shows some of the explicit and beautiful erotic paintings, prints and books made in Japan between 17th and 19th centuries which came to be an inspiration and influence to many 20th century European artists, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Beardsley, Rodin and Picasso.