La Bretagne, source d’inspiration :
regards de peintres français et japonais
18 March – 11 June 2023
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo will soon host a show to feature Western paintings depicting the Brittany region of France in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Highlights of the show “La Bretagne, source d’inspiration”
Brittany in France is blessed with a wealth of nature and the rich coastal landscape. The region has been characterized by a unique culture, including the Breton language, lifestyle, clothing, design, and architecture.
The show will bring together the 19th and the 20th century paintings depicting Brittany by Western and Japanese artists, including Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Henri Rivière, Alphonse Mucha and Seiki Kuroda.
Those artists got creative inspiration from the cultural idiosyncrasy and natural environment of Brittany, along with sometimes romanticized image of otherness within France.
On view are approximately 160 paintings, including 12 works by Gauguin.
Examples of works on display
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