[Image: "My Night Composition" oil painting (1973) ]

Robert Coutelas Exhibition

Bernard Buffet Museum


Bernard Buffet
The French artist Robert Coutelas (1930–1985) created works from small scraps of paper with mythical imagery and poetic gouache paintings depicting part animal/part human creatures. Although humorous at first glance, a quiet sadness beats at the heart of the works of this artist who preferred a world of medieval artisanship, such as the stone masonry he learned in his youth, to flashy, fashionable art circles. Coutelas spent a long time cultivating his particular brand of folk art reflecting the people and animals of Paris and an old-fashioned French spirit. This exhibition spotlights these trends in Coutelas’ art, while also presenting early oil paintings from his time in Lyon, works on public display for the first time, and other pieces revealing his artistic practices. Let Coutelas pull you deeper into his creative universe.




From June to August, the museum open until 18:00. In September, open only until 17:00.

Venue Hours

10:00 ~ 17:00
Closed on Wednesday
Until 18:00 from April to Augast. Until 16:30 from November to January. Open on public holiday Wednesday but closed on the following day.

Opening Reception Aug 27, 2016 18:00 から 00:00 まで

Members ¥3,500

FeeVenue Fee: Adults ¥1000, University and High School Students ¥500, Elementary and Junior High School Students free
VenueBernard Buffet Museum
Location515-57 Clematis no Oka, Higashino, Nagaizumi-cho, Shizuoka 411-0931
AccessFrom the North exit of JR Mishima Station, take the free shuttle bus for 25 minutes.