Giovanni Segantini:Light and mountains

Giovanni Segantini (1858-99) is known as an artist who painted many sceneries of the Swiss Alps. In the early years, Segantini painted farm life in his home country of Italy using a style heavily influenced by the French artist Millet. He was later drawn to the Swiss Alps and moved to the mountains of high elevation with brighter sunlight to begin painting sceneries with backdrops of expansive mountainscapes of the Alps. It was around this time that he established his Neo-Impressionistic style expressed in bright colors that influenced the avant-garde art of the following generation. In his last years, he becomes a leading Symbolist artist by adopting such themes as motherhood, life and death. This exhibition will take the viewer through the life of Segantini as they look at approximately 60 carefully selected paintings from collections at the Segantini Museum in Switzerland and other domestic and overseas sources. Enjoy the fascinating world of Segantini on this occasion of his retrospective exhibition, which will be the first in 33 years.

Exhibition Details

From November 23 rd (Wed.),2011, until December 27th(Tue.),2011
[Closed Mondays ]
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, NHK,
NHK Promotions, The Tokyo Shimbun
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc., Kulturforderung Kanton Graubunden,
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Patronized by
Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Switzerland
Cooperation with
Swiss International Air lines, Switzerland Tourism


《Midday in the Alps 》
Otto Fischbacher Giovanni Segantini
Stiftung (Segantini Museum, St. Moritz)
《Midday in the Alps (High Noon in the Alps)》
Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki
Kunsthaus Zürich,
Erworben mit einem Beitrag der
Schweizerischen Bankgesellschaft
《My Models》
Kunsthaus Zürich,
Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde
《The Blessing of the Sheep》
Segantini Museum, St. Moritz