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  • Commemorative Special Exhibition
    Selected Works from the Collection:
    The Glow of Life and Joy of Artistic Creation

    10 July – 4 September 2020
    SOMPO MUSEUM OF ART

     

     
    This exhibition is to celebrate the inauguration of the SOMPO MUSEUM OF ART, initially scheduled to open in the end of May 2020.

     


    SOMPO MUSEUM OF ART

    The museum is known above all for Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (1888) and a large collection of Seiji Togo’s works.

    The former “Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art” is now reborn as the SOMPO MUSEUM OF ART, nestled in a brand-new museum building located in Shinjuku.

    The five-story museum has exhibition halls on the three upper floors, and a souvenir shop and a café on the second floor.

     


    Sunflowers and other highlights of the exhibition

    The museum, of course, has its own fanfare to mark a fresh start in the new edifice: some of the most outstanding works from its collection.

    ◆ Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”

    Van Gogh’s Sunflowers will be displayed in a specially-designed space. This will allow visitors to have a better view of the masterpiece painted in vivid colours.

    SOMPO美術館 開館記念展

    《ひまわり》
    フィンセント・ファン・ゴッホ
    1888年
    油彩・キャンヴァス
    100.5×76.5cm

     


    ◆ Modern French paintings

    A selected works by most popular modern French painters, such as Gauguin, Cezanne and Utrillo, will be in view.

    SOMPO美術館 開館記念展

    《アリスカンの並木路、アルル》
    ポール・ゴーギャン
    1888年
    油彩・キャンヴァス
    72.5×91.5cm

    SOMPO美術館 開館記念展

    《りんごとナプキン》
    ポール・セザンヌ
    1879~80年
    油彩・キャンヴァス
    49.2×60.3㎝

    Renoir‘s Bather will reveal the original fresh colours after removing the old varnish.

    SOMPO美術館 開館記念展

    《浴女》
    ピエール=オーギュスト・ルノワール
    1892-93年頃
    油彩・キャンヴァス
    53.5×38.0cm

     


    ◆ Japanese paintings (Nihon-ga)

    Works by renowned artists of Nihon-ga (“Japanese-style” paintings) such as Kaii Higashiyama and Ikuo Hirayama will be on display.

    SOMPO美術館 開館記念展

    《葉桜》
    山口華楊
    1921年
    絹本彩色
    164.7×273.5cm

     


    ◆ Grandma Moses

    The museum also owns a collection of works by Grandma Moses, from which several pieces will be shown to the public at this time.

     


    ◆Seiji Togo

    Many wonderful works of art by Seiji Togo will be displayed, together with some printed materials designed by the artist.

    SOMPO美術館 開館記念展

    《望郷》
    東郷青児
    1959年
    油彩・キャンヴァス
    116.1×90.7cm
    ©Sompo’ Museum of Art, 19017

     

    You may also be interested in The Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London (read article).

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

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