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2015.07.18 - 09.06

KANAYAMA Yasuki in Paris
Japanese Painters in the 1950s

Overview

At the beginning of the 1950s, not long after the end of World War II, a group of Japanese painters traveled to Paris, yearning for a breath of artistic life to escape from the devastation. In the foreign capital, home to a mixture of tradition and the avant-garde, the artists developed strong bonds with each other as they struggled to survive. Yasuki Kanayama(1926-1959), who enrolled in the law department at the Sorbonne, was a unique figure among the artists. Though he distinguished himself with limpid still-life paintings, Kanayama died abruptly at the age of 33. This exhibition examines his unique art along with the work of Japanese artists such as Tsuguharu Fujita(1986-1968), Gyoji Nomiyama(1920-), Toshimitsu Imai(1928-2002), and Hisao Domoto(1928-2013), who lived in Paris during the same period.

Information

Dates:
July 18, 2015(Saturday) - September 6, 2015(Sunday).
Closed:
Mondays(except July 20), July 21.
Hours:
10:00A.M. - 6:00P.M.(Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.)
Place:
Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms
Organized by:
Setagaya Art Museum, The Tokyo Shimbun
Patronized by:
Setagaya City, Setagaya City Board of Education
Subsidized by:
Nomura Foundation

Admission

Adults 1,000yen, Seniors(over 65) 800yen, University and high school students 800yen, Junior high and elementary school students 500yen

Overview

At the beginning of the 1950s, not long after the end of World War II, a group of Japanese painters traveled to Paris, yearning for a breath of artistic life to escape from the devastation. In the foreign capital, home to a mixture of tradition and the avant-garde, the artists developed strong bonds with each other as they struggled to survive. Yasuki Kanayama(1926-1959), who enrolled in the law department at the Sorbonne, was a unique figure among the artists. Though he distinguished himself with limpid still-life paintings, Kanayama died abruptly at the age of 33. This exhibition examines his unique art along with the work of Japanese artists such as Tsuguharu Fujita(1986-1968), Gyoji Nomiyama(1920-), Toshimitsu Imai(1928-2002), and Hisao Domoto(1928-2013), who lived in Paris during the same period.

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