"Bridgestone Museum of Art at Sixty: You’ve Got to See These Paintings" Exhibition
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January 2012 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the opening of the Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation. Reaching that milestone has inspired us to select a hundred of the masterworks in our collection and that of our sister institution, the Ishibashi Museum of Art, for a special exhibition. Here visitors can enjoy the essence of the Ishibashi Foundation Collection. It has been six decades since we began carefully to add to what began as Ishibashi Shojiro’s personal collection. We now offer our visitors the opportunity to savor the results in depth. For this exhibition, the works are organized by genre and subject matter into eleven thematic categories, including self-portraits, portraits, leisure, the sea, and still lifes. Some of the masterworks included may be familiar from earlier exhibitions, but the new context in which they are presented in this exhibition offers fresh insights. The core of the Bridgestone Museum of Art collection is Western painting from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, augmented by modern Western-style painting as it emerged in Japan. In addition, this exhibition includes work by two artists who predate the modern period: Sesshu and Rembrandt.
[Image: Paul Cézanne "Mont Sainte-Victoire and Chateau Noir" (1904-06) Oil on canvas 66.2x82.1cm]