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The Homage to Paris in the Art of Seiji Togo

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  • The Homage to Paris in the Art of Seiji Togo

    Seiji Togo Memorial
    Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
    21 November – 23 December 2015

    Japanese artist specialized in oil painting, Seiji Togo stayed in France from 1921 to 1928. He is best known for his romantic female portraits with a sweet French fragrance. When the painter revisited Paris in the 1960s, he saw the city had changed significantly due to the impacts of economic growth and the international situation. This exhibition, comprised of some of Togo’s works from the museum collection, shows two facets of the artist’s works: on the one hand, the sugary portraits he created by adopting the romanticized perception of France embraced by many Japanese; and on the other, the works depicting a harsh social reality he saw during his visit at the French capital.

    Togo Seiji Museum exhibition (article by amuzen) 東郷青児《ベランダ》1977年

    Seiji Togo “Veranda” 1977

    Togo Seiji Museum exhibition (article by amuzen) 東郷青児《干拓地》1966年

    Seiji Togo “Reclaimed Land” 1966




  • Place name Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
    (in Japanese) 東郷青児記念 損保ジャパン日本興亜美術館
    Website go to website
    Phone 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
    Dates  21 November – 23 December 2015
     Closed on Mondays
    *open on 23 November (and 24 November)
    Opening hours 10 am – 6 pm(last admission 5:30 pm)
    Price ¥600
    (university and high school students: ¥400、junior high school students and younger: free)
    Address 42nd Floor, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Headquarters Building
    1-26-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 5 min walk from Shinjuku Station (JR: West Exit; Tokyo Métro Marunouchi Line)
    • 5 min walk from Nishi-ShinjukuStation (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Toei Oedo Line


* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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