André Bauchant and Ryuji Fujita
Pastoral redemption, Glimpses of perception
16 April – 10 July 2022
Tokyo Station Gallery
André Bauchant (1873-1958) and Ryuji Fujita (1928-2002) lived in different times and parts of the world.
Yet both the French and the Japanese artists painted dreamy landscapes, in a style that critics often label “naïve art”.
The two painters produced masterpieces, creating beauty and strength out of suffering.
Highlights of the exhibit “André Bauchant and Ryuji Fujita”
This exhibition will shed light on these artists through a total of 116 paintings selected from their works.
Originally a horticultural sapling grower, André Bauchant was coscripted at the World War I.
By the time he left the army at the age of 46, his farm was bankrupt.
He then lived a life of near self-sufficiency, looking after his sick wife, when he started painting.
Ryuji Fujita started his career as a painter in his twenties, but his body became partially paralyzed following the cerebral infarction at the age of 48.
Going through a physical rehabilitation, he made strenuous efforts to change his paintbrush to his left hand and restarted painting.
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