Maurice Utrillo "Poetry of Montmartre"

Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art

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Maurice Utrillo, painter of poetic, sentimental portrayals of the city of Paris, is much loved in Japan. Starved of love from his mother Suzanne Valadon, he spent a lonely and alcohol-ridden youth. He started painting in order to liberate himself from pain and despair and continued to produce unique paintings of the melancholy tranquility of Paris. Works displayed in this exhibition include those from his early "white period" that lasted from about 1909 to 1914 to his later works (including 30 works previously not publicized in Japan). Utrillo's palette, brushes, and photographs will be among the other materials on display to commemorate and look back on his life and art.

-Art Lecture: "The Attraction of Utrillo - Scenes from Montmartre and Paris"
Date: July 21st (Sat), 13:30-
Lecturer: Bridgestone Museum of Art Director Norio Shimada
*Free. First come first serve.

-Workshop "Utrillo and Art" (1)(2)
Dates: August 11th (1) and 12th (2), 13:00-15:00
Fee: ¥1000
Please reserve a spot by sending in a reply-paid postcard to the address below with the following information by July 26th. Elementary school participants must be accompanied by a guardian.
Include: Workshop name, Your address, Your name (multiple participants ok), Your telephone number, Your school name, Your school year.
Send to: Chiba Prefectural Museum Workshop Group
Chuo-minato 1-10-1, Chuo-ku, Chiba City Postal code 260-0024

[Image: "Montmartre" 1938]

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From 2007-07-14 To 2007-08-26
Fridays open until 18:00.

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Marice Utrillo

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