poster for Van Gogh & Japan

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Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was profoundly interested in Japan. From his Paris period to his early days in Arles, he collected ukiyo-e prints and writings on Japanese culture. Conversely, Japanese artists and intellectuals became enamored of Van Gogh after his death and made pilgrimages to his grave in Auvers-sur-Oise in France. This exhibition explores the mutual fascination between Van Gogh and Japan, presenting enlightening new perspectives through the display of roughly 40 of Van Gogh’s oil paintings and sketches, accompanied 50 or some works by Japanese ukiyo-e artists and Van Gogh’s contemporaries, as well as various historical materials.

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Evening Lecture
Event Dates: Nov. 3 (Fri), Dec. 1 (Fri) 18:30-19:00 (doors open 18:10)
Venue: Auditorium Lobby Floor, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Capacity: 225 (no booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition admission ticket required)
*Event in Japanese.

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Schedule

from October 24, 2017 to January 08, 2018
Closing at 20:00 on Fridays, Nov. 1 (Wed), Nov. 2 (Thu) and Nov. 4 (Sat). Closed on Mondays, Dec. 31 (Sun), Jan. 1 (Mon). Open on Jan. 8 (Mon).

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Mac Salman tablog review

Japonisme x Impressionism x Japonisme

Japan’s influence on Western Art is on show at two complementary exhibitions in Ueno.

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