The Color of Vision, the Color of Joy:Redon’s Dreams, Matisse’s Jazz…

Bridgestone Museum of Art

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Artists gained access to paints in a much wider range of colors when the industrial production of artificial pigments began in the 18th century. In that colorful new world, some, including Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pierre Bonnard, and Henri Matisse, came to be described as “colorists.” Others such as Odilon Redon preferred to create a monochromatic, black and white world. This exhibition presents 170 works from the Bridgestone Museum of Art’s collection, focusing on the development of Western art, from Impressionists such as Claude Monet and Renoir to the 20th century’s Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso, along with works by modern Japanese Western-style artists such as Fujishima Takeji and Aoki Shigeru, as well as abstract paintings from the postwar period. It includes twenty prints from Matisse’s “Jazz,” an artist’s book he published late in his life, as well as “Dreams (In the memory of my friend Armand Clauvaud),” a set of lithographs by Redon recently added to the museum’s collection, and watercolors by Inokuma Gen’ichiro.

Related Events
Saturday lectures series “Understanding Art Through Color” (five sessions)
Examinations of the exhibition’s works (in Japanese)
Dates: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3 14:00-16:00
Venue: Bridgestone Museum of Art Hall
Fee: ¥400 per lecture
Capacity 130 (first come basis)

Gallery Talk
The exhibition’s curator will discuss the displayed works (in Japanese)
Date: 15:00-16:00 every Wednesday and Friday of the exhibition period
Venue: Exhibition hall (works may be discussed in a slideshow if the exhibition hall is crowded)

Please see the Japanese website for details.


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