Léger & Art Déco: Vision for the Next 100 Years

Pola Museum of Art

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[Image: Fernand Léger, Woman at the Mirror, 1920, oil on canvas, 55.3 x 38.7 cm]

Ends in 81 days

Two major art currents emerged, mainly in Paris, with the dawn of the machine age roughly 100 years ago. Artist Fernand Léger who pursued pure form and architect Le Corbusier were proponents of Modernism, while the geometric designs of Art Deco that swept Europe at the time are reflected in the decorative art of craftsmen such as René Lalique. The different philosophies were expressed in architecture, monuments, and interior decoration projects presented at the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts (Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes), also known as the Art Déco Exposition. In today’s world, the idea of coexistence with robots in the near future carries both expectation and apprehension. One hundred years ago, however, a mechanical age was envisioned with exhilaration and total excitement.
Venue: Gallery 4

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Schedule

from June 01, 2020 to November 03, 2020

Artist(s)

Fernand Léger et al.

Fee

Adults ¥1800, Seniors over 65 ¥1600, University and High School Students ¥1300, Junior High School Students and under free, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion ¥1000.

Venue Hours

From 9:00 To 17:00

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Address: 1285 Kozukayama Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0631
Phone: 0460-84-2111 Fax: 0460-84-3108

From the main exit of Hakone-Yumoto Station, take the Hakone Tozan bus for 40 minutes and get off at Pola Museum of Art. From the East exit of JR Odawara Station, take the Hakone Tozan bus for 1 hour and get off at Pola Museum of Art.

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