Bordeaux, Port de la Lune

National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo

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The southwestern French port town of Bordeaux has developed a unique and refined urban culture set against the rich background of its wine production tradition that dates back to the Roman era and the wealth brought about by its ocean trade. The city reached its heyday in the 18th century, and built its magnificent array of classical and neoclassical architecture through a major urban planning scheme that was carried out a century before Paris’ urban reorganization. This exhibition, realized through the wholehearted cooperation of Bordeaux city, presents the development of art and culture across Bordeaux’s long history, from the prehistoric era to the present day. While featuring artist associates of Bordeaux, such as Delacroix, Redon and Goya, this exhibition will also feature a broad array of items, including such important archaeological and historical materials as the famous Venus with a Horn (Venus of Laussel), and many of the decorative art items that tell the story of the lives of the Bordeaux citizens of the past.

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from June 23, 2015 to September 23, 2015

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