“Monet, An Eye for Landscapes: Innovation in 19th Century French Landscape Paintings”

National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo

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The NMWA and the Pola Museum of Art are two museums that boast the finest Monet collections in Japan, and here they join forces to present a new exhibition of Monet landscapes. This exhibition examines Monet’s work in terms of his composition of pictorial space and while offering comparison to the work of other artists it offers a spotlight upon Monet’s eye focused upon the landscape. The exhibition is centered on a core of 36 paintings spanning Monet’s entire oeuvre, alongside works from Manet to Picasso drawn from the masterpieces of modern art in the two museums, plus related materials. This display vividly reveals the unique pictorial space created by Monet and fathoms the secret depths of Monet’s eye, a vision that revolutionized modern landscape painting.

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Lecture “Monet and Japan”
Date: 7th December 14:00-15:30
Speaker: Akiko Mabuchi (Director of National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo)

Lecture “Impressionists in the Pola Museum of Art and Monet’s Paintings”
Date: 18th January 14:00-15:30
Speaker: Yoko Iwasaki (Chief Curator, Pola Museum of Art)

Lecture “Monet’s Series and Proustian Literature”
Date: 1st February 14:00-15:30
Speaker: Kazuyoshi Yoshikawa (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)

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from December 07, 2013 to March 09, 2014
Closed on Mondays (except on Public Holidays when it will be closed the following day) and between 28th December-1st January

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Claude Monet et al.

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