Yokohama Museum of Art Collection: Reflections of Nature

Yokohama Museum Of Art

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[Image: Paul Cezanne "Mont Saint-Victoire Seen from Gardanne" (1892-1895)

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This edition of the exhibition, titled “Reflections of Nature,” in honor of the 33rd National Urban Greenery Fair Yokohama, uses works from the collection to examine how artists have captured and expressed nature. In conjunction with “The Elegant Other: Cross-cultural Encounters in Fashion and Art,” a special event currently underway in the museum, the exhibition also features a section on exchange between the East and West.

The collection exhibition begins with a section focusing on how people deal with nature, as seen in works depicting familiar motifs such as cut flowers and landscapes. This is followed by a display of works by Eastern and Western artists that centers on gardens and parks. Next, viewers will enjoy a section devoted to Kiyoshi Hasegawa and Tetsuro Komai, who expressed a profound sense of spirituality through ordinary plant motifs, and the allure of Banka Maruyama’s watercolor landscapes, vividly portraying flowers in full bloom and verdant mountains.

Then, we shift our attention to contemporary artists, the way in which they confront nature, and the new types of expression they have developed as a result. This is followed by one of the exhibition’s highlights: a work by Kishio Suga, a prominent figure in the “Mono-ha” (School of Things) movement, who makes use of wooden boards and other largely unprocessed materials and creates works based on the reciprocal relationship between the overall space and “things.” Currently in the midst of a succession of solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, Suga remains active on the front lines of the international art world. For this exhibition, he has reorganized a work from the museum collection in accordance with the gallery space.Along with important bird-and-flower paintings from our “Nihon-ga” (Japanese-style painting) collection, in the photography gallery, we present a special feature on Pictorialism, which focuses on Japanese and foreign photographers such as Ori Umesaka.



from 3月 25, 2017 at 10:00 to 6月 25, 2017 at 18:00
Closed on Thursdays (except May 4). Closed on April 14 (Fri) and May 8 (Mon).



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