Zen'en, Eizon, and the Ritsu Community

Samuel C. Morse
Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor, Amherst College
December 13, 2022; 6-7pm

807 Schermerhorn Hall

RSVP: mo2486@columbia.edu

Following the destruction of the great temples of Nara in 1180, a fledgling group of sculptors, which came to be known as the Kei school, was thrust into the center of artistic endeavors in Japan. This lecture is a continuation from a 2020 series that explored the transformative role the Kei school and its successors played in Japanese sculptural practice.