Emile Claus and Belgian Impressionism

Tokyo Station Gallery

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From the second half of the 19th century to the early 20th century there grew a movement in Belgium known as “Luminism.” Centering around the work of Emile Claus and deriving much influence from French impressionism, it created a world inspired by nature that seemed to gleam with sunlight. With the introduction of Georges Seurat the movement of new impressionism gained even greater force and put greater emphasis upon the role of light in painting. Amongst this rising tide the Japanese painters Torajiro Kojima and Kijiro Ota took up studies in France and through the Belgium influence came to introduce impressionism to Japan. This exhibition attempts to illuminate the various developments of impressionism in France, Belgium, and Japan, following the work of Emile Claus and his contemporaries.

[Image: Emile Claus “Girls in the Field” private collection, photo: Hugo Maertens]


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Emile Claus and Belgian Impressionism lecture
The gallery curator will give a talk on Belgian impressionism
Date: 6/22 (Sat) 14:00-15:30
Venue: Tokyo Station Hotel, 1st floor
Fee: ¥1000 (admission ticket not included)
Spaces limited. Apply at building’s 1st floor reception from 6/8 (Sat). Reception open from 10:00 a.m. until 30 minutes before closing.

Emile Claus and Belgian Impressionism gallery tour and talk
Displayed works discussed during exhibition tour.
Date: 7/5 (Fri) 16:00-16:30
Free (purchase of admission ticket required)
Venue: Gather at 3rd floor exhibition at 16:00
Participated limited if venue is crowded.

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From 2013-06-08 To 2013-07-15
Exhibition Hours: 10:00-18:00, Until 20:00 on Fridays, closed on 7/15 (Mon)

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