"Great French Paintings from the Clark - Renoir and Masterpieces of French Paintings" Exhibition

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo

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Located three hours from both New York and Boston, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA) is both an art museum and a center for academic research in the visual arts. The Clark is best known for its collection of French paintings which take their place within a wider ensemble of European and American masterworks that date from the Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. The collection also includes sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts, including silver and porcelain. The Clark is located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, an area that is little known in Japan, but which has a rich history of attracting many of America’s noted artists, writers, and performers to live and work there, drawn to the region by its scenic beauty and rich cultural traditions.

In 2010, as work began on renovations to its museum building and construction of a new facility designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the Clark organized its first-ever international traveling exhibition of its French paintings collection to share its collection with a world-wide audience during a time when its gallery space would be limited. In February 2013, this exhibition will at last arrive in Japan. The exhibition is a treasure chest of art, with 73 miraculous French paintings that have never been seen here before all brought together in a single exhibition. Exhibited works include 22 paintings by Renoir, as well as works by Corot, Millet, Manet, Pissarro, Monet, and others. Please look forward to the fortunate opportunity to see “Feel happiness living your life beautifully” at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo.

[Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, "A Box at the Theater (At the Concert)" 1880 Oil on canvas Image(c) Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA]


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