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.
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
- 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.