Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London
This event has ended.
*National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo will reopen on June 18. (By appointment only)
*The special exhibition will be opened limitedly to advance ticket holders and invitation ticket holders on June 18 (Thu.) – June 21 (Sun.)
The National Gallery, London, was founded in 1824 and is one of the world’s leading museums specializing in Western painting. This exhibition introduces 61 masterpieces from the Gallery’s collection ranging in date from the Renaissance to the Post-Impressionists. This is the first large-scale presentation of works from the National Gallery outside of Britain and features the first Japanese display of all of the works, including Carlo Crivelli’s The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.
This exhibition focuses on the Gallery’s major feature of being a Western art museum founded in Britain and is arranged in the following seven thematic groupings. Namely, collecting the Italian Renaissance, Dutch Painting of the Golden Age, Van Dyck and British portraiture, the Grand Tour, the Discovery of Spain, Landscape and the Picturesque, and French modern art in Britain. The exhibition will provide an overview of European painting history while also considering how European art was received in Britain and the history of artistic interactions between England and the European continent.