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Timely Connections: Hidden Western-Style Paintings in Tokyo National Museum

  • Image of "Mount Fuji with Woodcutters on Their Way Home, By Alfred William Parsons (1847–1920), Meiji era, 1892"

    Mount Fuji with Woodcutters on Their Way Home, By Alfred William Parsons (1847–1920), Meiji era, 1892

    Timely Connections: Hidden Western-Style Paintings in Tokyo National Museum

    Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room : June 7, 2022 (Tue) - July 18, 2022 (Mon)

    In its early years, Tokyo National Museum collected paintings and prints in Western styles by living artists, though these works are rarely displayed due to current exhibition policies. The paintings and prints exhibited here show how the museum grew and evolved while maintaining close relationships with contemporary art and society.

    This exhibition considers these works from three perspectives: I. Connections with the World, II. Connections with Contemporary Art, and III. Connections with Social Conditions.

Major works in this exhibition

*Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Seaport Sunset, In the style of Claude Lorrain 19th century, Gift of Glasgow Museums
Prince Charles Hiding in the Scottish Highlands, By Ronald Robert McIan, 19th century, Gift of Glasgow Museums
Mount Fuji with Woodcutters on Their Way Home, By Alfred William Parsons, Meiji era, 1892
Dance for Two, By Charles Paul Renouard, 19th century, Gift of Mr. Hayashi Tadao
Atelier, By Inokuma Gen'ichirō, Shōwa era, 1933
Sketches from the World War, By Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, 1915–16
A Painter and His Wife, By Rembrandt van Rijn, 1636

 

Pamphlet

Timely Connections: Hidden Western-Style Paintings in Tokyo National Museum

This pamphlet is also available at the information desk in the Heiseikan during the exhibition period.

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創立150年記念特集 時代を語る洋画たちー東京国立博物館の隠れた洋画コレクション リーフレット表紙
創立150年記念特集 時代を語る洋画たちー東京国立博物館の隠れた洋画コレクション リーフレット表紙