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The Exhibition from the Collection of Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art

The Homage to Paris in the Art of Seiji Togo

Seiji Togo, who lived in France from 1921 to 1928, brought a Parisian air with him to Japan. The Paris that Seiji depicted on wrapping papers for Western confectionary and merchandise was fairy tale-like and idealized. By the time he returned to Paris after World War II for Nika Society’s international exhibitions, the city had been transformed considerably amid the changes in the economic and international situations. This exhibition, comprised of works from the museum’s collection, compares the enchanting images that Seiji developed for his decorations and printed materials based on the people’s romanticized notions of Paris, and the works that Seiji created and submitted to exhibitions as a painter grappling with the reality of Paris.

Exhibition Details

Period
From November 21st (Sat.) to December 23rd (Wed.), 2015
(closed Mondays,except November 23rd)
Location
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
Hours10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
Admission
Adults: 600yen (500yen)
University & High School Students: 400 yen (300yen)
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
Supported by
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.

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Seiji Togo
《Red Belt》
1953
Seiji Togo
《Cecil Cut》
c.1960
Seiji Togo
《Mountains in the Distance》
1961
Seiji Togo
《Reclaimed Land》
1966
Seiji Togo
《Veranda》1977