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Past Special Exhibition

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2018.04.14 - 06.17

Takayama Tatsuo Retrospective

Overview

The Nihonga (Japanese style) painter Takayama Tatsuo (1912-2007) depicted people in contemporary society. His works dealt with questions related to life and death on a grand scale, which included the universe, and the mysteries of existence. Based in Setagaya’s Seijo neighborhood, Takayama was a preeminent figure in postwar Nihonga and along with Sugiyama Yasushi and Higashiyama Kaii, was known as one of the "three mountains" of the Nitten (Japan Fine Arts Exhibition). He was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit in 1982. Even today, some ten years after his death, Takayama’s works remain highly esteemed as pictorial expressions filled with profound spirituality. This exhibition looks back at the artist’s over 70-year career with a collection of approximately 120 items. The largest Takayama retrospective ever held, the exhibition spans invaluable sketches from the artist’s school days to his first attempts at self-portraiture at the age of 94.

Information

Dates:
Sat., April 14 - Sun., June 17, 2018
First period:
Sat., April 14 - Sun., May 13, 2018
Second period:
Tues., May 15 - Sun., June 17, 2018
*Certain objects on display will be rotated on the occasion of a pause between two exhibition periods mentioned above. It may happens at another time too.

Closed:
Mondays(except April 14), Tues., May 1.

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 (Setagaya Arts Foundation)
Supported by:
Setagaya City, Setagaya City Board of Education
Special Cooporated by:
Oita Prefectural Art Museum, The Oita Municipal Museum(Oita-shi Bijutsukan)
Cooporated by:
Nippon Express Co., Ltd., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Subsidized by:
The Japan Arts Fund, Japan Arts Council

Admission

Adults 1,200yen / Seniors(over 65) 1,000yen / University and high school students 800yen / Junior high and elementary school students 500yen
Group Discount
Adults 1,000yen / Seniors(over 65) 800yen / University and high school students 600yen / Junior high and elementary school students 300yen
*Discount applies to groups of 20 or more.
*Admission for visitors with disabilities is 500yen. Students with disabilities, and one attendant per visitor with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Overview

The Nihonga (Japanese style) painter Takayama Tatsuo (1912-2007) depicted people in contemporary society. His works dealt with questions related to life and death on a grand scale, which included the universe, and the mysteries of existence. Based in Setagaya’s Seijo neighborhood, Takayama was a preeminent figure in postwar Nihonga and along with Sugiyama Yasushi and Higashiyama Kaii, was known as one of the "three mountains" of the Nitten (Japan Fine Arts Exhibition). He was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit in 1982. Even today, some ten years after his death, Takayama’s works remain highly esteemed as pictorial expressions filled with profound spirituality. This exhibition looks back at the artist’s over 70-year career with a collection of approximately 120 items. The largest Takayama retrospective ever held, the exhibition spans invaluable sketches from the artist’s school days to his first attempts at self-portraiture at the age of 94.