200 Years of Glass Painting

Fuchu Art Museum

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[Image: Narashige Koide "A Naked Woman" (1930)]

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This exhibition will introduce the charm and history of glass paintings, presenting approximately 130 works. The art form, which was first employed for religious paintings in medieval Europe and passed through China before arriving in Japan in the middle of the Edo period, now has a 200-year history in Japan. The brilliance and color of this new media that depicted exotic landscapes in a way similar to ukiyo-e prints impressed audiences in Edo-era and Meiji-era Japan. In the early twentieth century, Koide Narashige and Toshiyuki Hasegawa, two Western-style painters who were fascinated by glass paintings, began using the techniques in their work. Artists such as Tsuguharu Foujita, Sumio Kawakami, Keisuke Serizawa and Yuki Katsura also worked in this style in the postwar era. Here you can enjoy the glossy colors of the paint layered on top of the transparent glass surface.

[Related Events]
“200 Years of Glass Painting” Talk Event
Event Times: February 5 (Sun) 14:00
Venue: Lecture Room
Speaker: Mayu Kobayashi (Curator at Fuchu Art Museum)
Admission: Free

20-Minute Slide Lecture
Event Times: December 25 (Sun), January 7 (Sat), January 29 (Sun), February 12 (Sun), February 26 (Sun) starting at 14:00
Venue: Lecture room
Admission: Free

Coaster Making Workshop
Event Times: January 14 (Sat)
Workshop Coordinator: Chihiro Fukushima (Painter)

Glass Painting Workshop
Event Times: February 11 (Sat), February 18 (Sat)
Workshop Coordinator: Ken Yabuno (Painter, Director of Fuchu Art Museum)

All events conducted in Japanese.
For further details please visit the museum’s official website.

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Schedule

from December 23, 2016 to February 26, 2017
Closed for the winter holiday from December 29th to January 3rd.

Fee

Adults ¥700, University and High School Students ¥350, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥150, Persons with a Disablity Certificate + 1 Companion free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays, Holidays
Note:closed Tuesday if the Monday is a public holiday.

Access

Address: Sengen-cho 1-3, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0001
Phone: 03-5777-8600 Fax: 042-335-7576

15 minutes walk from Higashi-Fuchu Station on the Keio Line.

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