1894 Visions: Odilon Redon and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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The tenth anniversary of the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo (MIMT), culminates in this exhibition focusing on the era of two artists at the core of the MIMT’s collection, Odilon Redon and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. In particular, the exhibition centers on “1894,” the year in which the Mitsubishi Ichigokan building was completed as the first office building in the Marunouchi district.
The year 1894 is when Redon released his first color works, and it also coincides with the publication of the print portfolio L’Estampe originale (1893-95), to which Toulouse-Lautrec, Redon, and Paul Gauguin contributed.
Meanwhile in Japan, this was also the period when the painter Yamamoto Hosui, who studied in France under the same teacher as Redon, produced his magnum opus Urashima. Thus, the exhibition also examines the connections between Japanese Western-style painters and European art history.
Planned in coordination with the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, which prides itself on its world-leading collection of works by Redon and his contemporaries, the exhibition features items from that collection, mainly priceless charcoal drawings and pastels by Redon as well as multicolored woodblock prints by Gauguin, along with works by Yamamoto Hosui and other luminaries of Japanese Western-style painting from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In total, the exhibition is comprised of over 140 artworks from collections in Japan and overseas. (Some of the works on display are changed between the two phases of the exhibition.)
"1894 Visions: Odilon Redon and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec" at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo