Exposition de Maurice de Vlaminck

Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) studied art on his own while making a living as a violinist and a professional cyclist, and began his career as a painter in earnest around 1900. Influenced by such artists a Vincent van Gogh, Vlaminck created bold paintings characterized by vivid colors and free, unrestricted brush strokes. Along with Henri Matisse and Andre Deraine, he came to be considered one of the principal artists in the Fauve movement. Influenced by Paul Cezanne, Vlaminck later began to employ more structured compositions and subdued palette. Since around 1920, he began to work on and ultimately established a unique, dramatic and powerful style using heavily applied colors combined with swirling brushstrokes depicting a sense of speed. By showcasing paintings created throughout his entire career, from his early days through his final years, this exhibition will trace the history of Vlaminck’s life as an artist.

Exhibition Details

From April 19 (Sat.) to June 29 (Sun.), 2008
(closed Mondays except May 5)
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)
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
Nihon Keizai Shimbun,Inc.
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Patronized by
L'Ambassade France au Japon


《Paper-factory at Nanterre》 1904
Fondation Collection E.G. Bührle
《Still life》 1906
Musée de l’Annonciade, Saint-Tropez
Depositing Centre Pompidou
《Appearance of Houses at the Riverside of the Seine》 c.1910
Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
《Snowscape at Auvers-sur-Oise》 1924
Private Collection
《Harvest under the Storm》 1950
Private Collection