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L’invention d’un Paysage

Not Only Impressionists: Painters Inspired by the Normandy Landscape
Situated in northwest France, Normandy is known as a scenic countryside facing the ocean. In the late 19th century, when it was connected by railroad, Normandy became a relaxing getaway for Parisians, and later developed into one of the leading resort areas in France. But even by the early 19th century, contemporary landscape painters, those artists that depicted the natural landscapes around them, discovered the beauty of Normandy and were inspired to capture this scenery on their canvases. This exhibition, with the cooperation of “MuMa – Musée d’Art moderne André Malraux” in the port town of Le Havre at the estuary of Seine River, will display about 80 works from the collections of Japanese and overseas museums, in particular museums in France. The works will include oil paintings, drawings, etchings, lithographs, and photographs that are a treasure trove of “picturesque landscapes” of nature and historical heritage and that capture the delights of Normandy. The exhibition will explore the role of Normandy played in the establishment and development of modern landscape paintings.

Exhibition Details

Period
From September 6th (Sat.) to November 9th (Sun.), 2014
(closed Mondays,except September 15th, October 13th, November 3rd )
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
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
10:00-20:00 (Fridays, Admittance by 19:30)
Admission
Adults: 1,100yen (900yen)
University & High School Students: 700 yen (550yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 900yen
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organizers by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, Nikkei Inc.
Supported by
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Patronized by
Ambassade de France / Institut français du Japon
Cooperation with
Air France
Planned by
Brain Trust Inc.

Pick up

Eugène Boudin
《Le Havre, le bassin de l’Eure》
1885
Musée d’Art, Histoire et Archéologie _ Evreux
© J.P Godais. Musée d’Evreux
Raoul Dufy
《Fête maritime et visite officielle au Havre》
v.1925
Le Havre, MuMa – Musée d’Art moderne André Malraux
© Florian Kleinefenn
Ecole Française
《Vue de l’abbaye de Jumiège》
v.1830 Musée de Villequier
©Musées départementaux Seine Maritime
Eugène Isabey
《Barques échouées》
v.1865-1870 Musée d’Art, Histoire et Archéologie _ Evreux
© J.P Godais. Musée d’Evreux
Vittorio Matteo Corcos
《Farewell》
Musée Eugène Boudin, Honfleur
Photo © Illustria
Henri de Saint-Delis
《Le Marché d’Honfleur》
Le Havre, MuMa – Musée d’Art moderne André Malraux
© Florian Kleinefenn
Alexandre Dubourg
《Voillers devant Honfleur》
1887
Musée Eugène Boudin, Honfleur
Photo © H.BRAUNER