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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Collection History of Modern Belgian Paintings

Belgium, located in the northwestern part of Europe, has been home to skilled painters as far back as the time when it was still referred to as Flanders. Artists such as Van Eyck, Bruegel, Rubens and Van Dyke produced many representative works of European painting. From the beginning of the 19th century, artists in the country took in the movements of neighboring France, such as realism, impressionism and fauvism, and developed a unique Belgian style which can be seen in works such as landscapes utilizing the cold northern climate, intimate room portraits and elegant decorative art. This exhibition shows the path that Belgian art took in the 19th century through approximately 70 oil paintings of Belgian and French artists from the collection of Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels.

Exhibition Details

Period
From September 12 (Sat.) to November 29 (Sun.), 2009
(closed Mondays except September 21 October 12 November 23)
Location
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan 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: 1,000yen (800yen)
University & High School Students: 600 yen (500yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 800yen
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
The Yomiuri Shimbun
The Japan Association of Art Museum
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Lion Corporation
SHIMIZU CORPORATION
Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd
Patronized by
Embassy of Japan in Belgium
Cooperation with
Japan Airlines  

Works

Théophile van Rysselberghe
《La promenade》1901
Pierre Bonnard
《Nu à contre-jour》c.1908
Alfred Sisley
《Route de Louveciennes》
Henri Evenepoel
《Les images(Portrait de Louis Charles Crespin)》1895
Isidore Verheyden
《Le déjeuner(Le goûter)》c.1905