Last Impressionist – Time of Intimacy (1900-1920’s Paris)

Carrière, Aman-Jean, Le Sidaner…

This exhibition introduces the works of artists who were active in the art community in Paris in the early 20th century, including Eugène Carrière, Edmond-François Aman-Jean, and Henri Le Sidaner. These artists painted accessible and enchanting works that inherited the styles of impressionism and neo-impressionism of the previous century. Not being members of avant-garde art movements such as Fauvism and Cubism, their works have rarely been approached from an art-history perspective focusing on modernism. Nonetheless, the works, which depicted what the artists saw while capturing the poetic sentiments that were imbued in nature and objects, attained success both commercially and critically. These artists did in fact contribute to shaping the French art scene in the early 20th century. This exhibition displays approximately 80 works by about 20 artists who were members of La Société Nouvelle des Peintres et Sculpteurs. It will transport you to, and guide you through early 20th century Paris.

La Société Nouvelle des Peintres et Sculpteurs: A group formed to present works by young artists. Comprised mainly of artists from salons, the Société Nouvelle held an exposition every spring from 1900 to 1922 at Galerie Georges Petit in Paris.

Exhibition Details

From September 5th (Sat.) to November 8th (Sun.), 2015
(closed Mondays,except September 21st,October 12nd )
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)
Adults: 1,200yen (1,000yen)
University & High School Students: 800 yen (650yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 1,000yen
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,
The Asahi Shimbun
Supported by
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Patronized by
Ambassade de France / Institut français du Japon
Cooperation with
Planned by
Brain Trust Inc.

Pick up

Emile Claus
《Coucher de soleil sur la Lys》
photo © Galerie Patrick Derom
Edmond Aman-Jean
《La Captive》
photo © Yves Le Sidaner
Henri Le Sidaner
《Le Dimanche》
© Douai, Musée de la Chartreuse – Photographe : Hugo Maertens​
Ernest Laurent
《Femme de dos》
photo © Yves Le Sidaner
Eugène Carrière
《Madame Carrière》
photo © Yves Le Sidaner
Henri Martin
《Portrait au fauteuil vert de Mme Henri Martin》
Emile René Ménard
《Vue de l’estuaire de l’Odet》
before 1900
photo © Yves Le Sidaner