Retrospective of Togo’s Depiction of Women: Lyricism and Beauty

Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art

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[image: Seiji Togo "Violet" 1952, oil on canvas, 108.4×80.0cm, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.]

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Special retrospective exhibition marking the 120th anniversary of the birth of Seiji Togo (1897–1978), a Western-style artist who was an active member of the Nika Association. The show will feature valuable works borrowed from across the country, including private collections that will be on public display for the first time. It will shed light on how the “Togo style” came into being, beginning with his avant-garde paintings that are considered the first “Futurist-type” works in Japan, followed by his representative work “Street Performers” that combine compositional beauty and lyricism, and depictions of women that were beloved by many people after World War II. The highlights of the exhibition are Togo’s rarely seen works from the 1930s, such as large decorative paintings for the Marubutsu Department Store co-created with Tsuguharu Foujita. Through approximately 60 works of art, as well as publications and photographs, the exhibit will look back on the diverse talents of Togo who rose to enormous fame during Japan’s turbulent times.

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Mid-Autumn Moon Special Evening Event
Event Date: Oct. 4 (Wed) -20:00 (last entry 19:30)
Take in night views of the city from the 42nd floor.
There will also be a mini concert by members of the Sompo Philharmonic Orchestra, starting at 18:30 (duration: approx. 15 mins)

Gallery Talk
Event Date: Sep. 24 (Sun), Oct. 7 (Sat) 13:30-
A curator will discuss the works on display in situ.

*Events in Japanese.
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Schedule

from September 16, 2017 to November 12, 2017
Closed on Mondays except Sep. 18 and Oct. 9, where it is also opening the following Tuesdays.

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Seiji Togo

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