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Suntory Museum of Art "Turbulent Times: Painters of the Meiji Period at the End of the Tokugawa Shogunate"

In the turbulent 19th century, which transitioned from Edo to Meiji, painters who took on the challenge of new expressions while inheriting the tradition of Japan painting were active. This exhibition focuses on the works of painters who painted unique works during the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate and painters who underwent transformation. Painting from the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate is buried between the Edo and Meiji periods (early modern and modern), and is a field that was once neglected. However, in recent years, art history has come to emphasize the connection from Edo to the Meiji period, and the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate is now attracting increasing attention as a time when painters of Tashi Ji worked hard. In this exhibition, we will introduce unique painters who were active mainly in Edo and Tokyo during the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, and approach the charm of their works. As if to illustrate the chaotic world of the Tempo reforms, the arrival of the Black Ships, epidemics, the Ansei earthquake, and the overthrow movement, dramatic and powerful depictions, realistic expressions, and bizarre painting styles were born. In addition, works that add new creativity to Western-style painting methods and traditions that accept the full-scale influx of Western art are also painted. Such characteristics of Bakumatsu paintings were seen until the early Meiji period. Today's drastic changes in social conditions can also be called "turbulent times." This exhibition is a valuable opportunity to feature works from the end of the Tokugawa shogunate and Meiji period, which still have fresh surprises and strength. Please take a look at the creativity of the painters who lived in turbulent times. * In order to protect the works, the exhibition will be changed during the exhibition period.

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum "Garden of Decoration: Art Deco and Garden Art of Asaka-no-miya Residence"

In 1933 (Showa 8), the Asakamiya Residence (currently the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum) was completed on a part of the Shirokane Imperial Estate in Tokyo. The garden part of the site of about 10,000 tsubo was equipped with a spacious lawn, a Japan garden, a bonsai and flower garden, and animals such as cranes and peacocks were roaming. The walls of the mansion depict a forest overlooking the mountains in the distance and a garden filled with water, and the decoration plan makes you feel as if you are in nature while staying indoors. This series of decorative paintings, painted by the French decorative artist Henri Lapin (1873–1939), who decorated the main guest rooms, is the key to deciphering the concept of the Asaka Palace House and points out its relevance to garden art in France at the time. At the Art Deco Exposition of 1925, which is said to have had a great influence on the decoration plan of the house, "garden art" was regarded as important for the first time as an independent exhibition category. Not only landscapers, but also architects and decorative artists were concerned about how to "decorate" the "garden", and various gardens were created around each pavilion and on the streets. This exhibition focuses on the trends surrounding modern gardens in France during the interwar period, centered on expositions, and introduces the way in which they developed by incorporating elements of classicism, exoticism, and cubism, from about 120 works such as paintings, sculptures, crafts, prints, photographs, and literature. Through this exhibition, we aim to deepen our understanding of the decoration of the museum's architecture and the space itself. 【Inquiry】 Hello Dial 050-5541-8600