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    Rimpa and Impressionism: Arts Produced by Urban Cultures, East and West

    14 November [Sat], 2020 - 24 January [Sun], 2021

    About this exhibition

    The Rimpa school of painting was initiated by Tawaraya Sotatsu in the early seventeenth century. It evolved through the work of Ogata Korin in the early eighteenth century and Sotatsu’s and Korin’s colleagues in context of the townsman culture of Kyoto, then Japan’s imperial capital. In the early nineteenth century, Rimpa was carried on by artists such as Sakai Hoitsu and Suzuki Kiitsu, in Edo (today’s Tokyo), the shogun’s headquarters. In Edo, the evolving Rimpa school became an urban genre with a decorative aesthetic at its core.
    Impressionism was an innovative, modern school of art that emerged in Europe in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Centered on Paris, the Impressionists included artists such as Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Paul Cézanne who candidly expressed their impressions of their everyday experiences and the delights of urban lifestyles.
    This exhibition is an innovative attempt to compare and survey, through works by artistic geniuses nurtured by urban cultures in Japan and Europe, East and West, what the sophisticated aesthetics characteristic of major metropolises achieved. The exhibition includes the Impressionist masterpieces that are the core of our collection and Rimpa works from our collection being shown for the first time, plus masterworks from temples and museums in Japan. The hundred exhibits include two National Treasures and seven Important Cultural Properties. Rimpa and Impressionism, a watershed exhibition, makes “urban culture” its lens in reassessing Eastern and Western art.

    Exhibition scenery

    Photo by Keizo Kioku

    Exhibition overview

    Exhibition title

    Rimpa and Impressionism: Arts Produced by Urban Cultures, East and West

    Exhibition period

    14 November [Sat], 2020 - 24 January [Sun], 2021

    First half

    November 14[Saturday] to December 20 [Sunday], 2020

    Second half

    December 22 [Tuesday], 2020, to January 24 [Sunday], 2021
    ​ *Works on display will be changed during the exhibition period. Please check our website

    Opening hours

    10:00 – 18:00(20:00 on Fridays/ suspended until further notice)​​ * last admission 30 minutes before​ closing

    Closed

    Mondays (open November 23, January 11), November 24, Year end and New Years (December 28 to January 4), January 12

    Organizer

    Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation; Nikkei Inc.

    Venue

    6・5F Galleries

    Concurrent Exhibitions

    November 3 [Tuesday], 2020 ― January 24 [Sunday], 2021
    Selections from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection (4F Gallery)
    Special Section Aoki Shigeru, Sakamoto Hanjiro, Koga Harue and Their Age: Artists from Kurume

    Ticket prices (incl. tax)

    On-line ticket Same day ticket
    General JPY​ 1,700 JPY 2,000
    University
    college
    high school students
    Free entry Advance booking required
    Disabled visitors
    (plus one accompanying assistant)
    Free entry Advance booking required
    Children
    through junior high school
    Free entry Advance booking not required

    Art works

    TAWARAYA Sotatsu《Wind God and Thunder God》Edo period, 17th century, Kenninji Temple, National Treasure (Second half)

    TAWARAYA Sotatsu《Wind God and Thunder God》Edo period, 17th century, Kenninji Temple, National Treasure (Second half)

    TAWARAYA Sotatsu《Bugaku Dancers》Edo period, 17th​ century, Daigoji Temple,​ Important​ Cultural​ Property​ (First harf)

    TAWARAYA Sotatsu《Bugaku Dancers》Edo period, 17th​ century, Daigoji Temple,​ Important​ Cultural​ Property​ (First harf)

    OGATA Korin《Peacocks and Hollyhocks》Edo Period, 18th​ century, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation, Important​ Cultural​ Property

    OGATA Korin《Peacocks and Hollyhocks》Edo Period, 18th​ century, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation, Important​ Cultural​ Property

    Édouard MANET《Chrysanthemums》c.1881,The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki

    Édouard MANET《Chrysanthemums》c.1881,The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki

    Camille PISSARRO《Le Pont-Neuf》1902,Hiroshima Museum of Art

    Camille PISSARRO《Le Pont-Neuf》1902,Hiroshima Museum of Art

    Claude MONET《Water Lily Pond》1907,Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Claude MONET《Water Lily Pond》1907,Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Berthe MORISOT《Woman and Child on the Balcony》1872, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Berthe MORISOT《Woman and Child on the Balcony》1872, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

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