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Actor Mr. Yutaka Mizutani appeared! 【Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum】 “Pushkin Museum of Art Exhibition – Traveling French Landscape Picture” Exhibition Report

"Pushkin Art Museum exhibition – French landscape painting to travel" will be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from April 14, 2018 (Sat) to July 8, 2018 (Sunday). Prior to the opening of the press, the press exhibition was held on April 13th, so I will tell you the pattern.

National Museum of Fine Arts, Pushkin Museum of Art, bearing the name of Bunraku Aleksandr Pushkin. The National Museum of Art in central Moscow, opened in 1912, houses movies, prints and sculptures from ancient Egypt to modern times, especially the Impressionist French modern painting collection is said to be one of the best in the world.
In "Pushkin Museum Exhibition – French Landscape Picture to Travel", 65 landscape paintings from the 17th century to the 20th century came to Japan from the crescent of the gems. From the story of myths to familiar nature, the hustle and bustle of Paris, to the world of imagination, we follow the flow of French modern landscape painting in various scenes.

At the press coverage, Mr. Yutaka Mizutani, an actor who will serve as a special supporter of this exhibition and a navigator of voice guidance appeared! As a "guide of travel" of this exhibition, we talked about the highlight.

– I heard that you have seen this exhibition ahead of you, please give us your impression.

The theme of the Pushkin Museum Exhibition is "Landscape Painting to Travel", but I felt a wonderful journey after finishing. The flow from Monet's "lunch on grass" to "white water lily lotus" is wonderful. There was also the impression of being pulled into the picture all the time, and it was exactly what I feel like I am there.

– This is Claude Monet's luncheon on the grass behind Mr. Mizutani, who will be coming to Japan for the first time, but is it actually different from what you feel, is not it different?

I agree. I imagined various things, but I feel much more impressed than seeing it in photographs. When you hear that this is a work of the youth of Monet, you can see that the talent was blossoming from the young age when seeing the real thing.

– Have you had any other impressive paintings?

What I felt was Henri Rousseau's "Jaeger Attacking a Horse" work. Where I heard Rousseau went to the botanical garden in Paris where he drew his thought while watching the tropical plants, which is a work of imagination. Although we are also rather "delusional" work (laugh), it is amazing to draw so far with imagination. I think that it is a work with a strange aura.

Mizutani speaks to the audience that "I would like many people to experience the impression of this trip by all means." By all means, please go step into the world of 'Melancholy's landscape painting' full of lyrics, not Mr. Mizutani's "reasoning" in the voice guide!

Let me introduce some of the venue landscape and some of the exhibited works.

Chapter 1 The origin of modern landscape painting

Chapter 2 Praise to Nature

Chapter 3 Landscape Painting in the Metropolis Paris

Chapter 4 Suburbs in Paris – a gaze toward familiar nature

Chapter 5 South – New Light and Landscape

Chapter 6 Cross the Sea / Imagination World

"Pushkin Museum Exhibition – Traveling French Landscape Painting" consists of all six sections. From the mythical world to the city, the suburbs, and the imagination world. We will introduce 65 points of masterpieces of giants such as Roland, Corot, Renoir and Cezanne on the keyword "journey".

In addition, Part 1 (Chapter 1 and Chapter 2) looking back on the process of landscape painting becoming independent as a painting genre, Part 2 to showcase the spread of landscape painting from the big city Paris (Chapter 3 and beyond) The sections are divided into two sections.

| Venue landscape

In the early days of the landscape painting that started in the 17th century, the subjects were required in the Bible and myths, the nature spreading in the background was drawn idealized. However, around the 19th century, when the painter's recipient shifted from the royal aristocrat to the emerging citizen class, its trend will change. After the appearance of the Barbizon school which draws around familiar nature, the landscape painting progressed to a realistic expression, and after the "great remodeling of Paris" in the middle of the 19th century, Impressionist painters drew a lot of scenes of modern cities .
In addition, the information of the world brought about by the development of the media will lead the painters further far away to the world of imagination.

What you can experience at this exhibition is the story of the creation and development of such landscape paintings.
Just like traveling around the world, you can trace the history of landscape painting while having fun.

| Works

Felix · François · Georges · Philibert · Jiem "Bosphorus Strait" Early 19th century

A painting that symbolizes "Journey" which is exactly the theme of this exhibition. It is a boundary line between Europe and Asia, Bosporus Strait of Turkey. The streets of Istanbul, which fainted against the other side, and the men in the turban standing on the shore, flourish exoticism.

Jim, a painter who was originally aiming to be an architect, turned to a painter at the age of 18. After that, while staying in Paris, he actively traveled around Europe and left a number of exotic landscape paintings, especially works depicting the seascape.

Gustave Courbet "Water mill" around 1864

Gustave Courbet, one of the painters representing the modern paintings of France, painted a lot of paintings on the subjects of farmers and workers' everyday, and compared to the academism at that time, the stereoscopic image was "Realism" The framework of the system was established.

It is said that this work is painted in the village Ornan in the eastern part of France which is the birthplace of Courbet. Draw the trees growing around the water mill and the flow of the river that flows vigorously with a touch full of dynamism and make you feel the natural life force.

Henri Rousseau "Jaguar hitting a horse" 1910

A different painter Henri Rousseau who did not receive specialized education as a painter. In this work, set in the jungle, I draw a figure of a horse attacked by a ferocious Jaguar. Even though it should be a terrible scene, I feel somewhere unrealistic and strange silence. I can not read any emotions from the expression of a horse that turned to this place, and am I the only person who feels somewhat uncomfortable?

In making this work Rousseau says "I never traveled far from the greenhouse in the botanical garden." In other words, it depends on zoos, botanical gardens, and available materials, so you created this work. The development of the media in the 20th century, expansion of museums and materials, supported the imagination of these artists, and led to a further distant world.

Claude Monet "Lunch on the Grass" 1866

Works to be coming to Japan for the first time in this exhibition. It is a painting full of charm of young Monet which becomes 26 years old, the birthday of Impressionists.

In this work, the young people who visited from Paris enjoy picnics are depicted, and young people dressed in state-of-the-art fashion and the fresh nature of the suburbs harmoniously harmonize. The reflection of light and the creative effect of sunlight through sunlight are depicted with fresh colors and brush strokes, expressing exactly the expression of Monet at that time, standing on a delicate boundary between Realism and Impressionism.

Schei-en-Vieres, which was set in the stage, is located in the forest of Fontainebleau, about 60 kilometers southeast of Paris, but due to the development of the transportation network, young people and artists all got together. This work tells the appearance of this era in the forest of Fontainebleau who was originally the hunting ground for the royal aristocracy.

Mr. Atsushi Miura who will explain the work of "lunch on the grass"

Mr. Atsushi Miura of the University of Tokyo and "Mr. Atsushi Miura" as "the starting point of the Impressionists, historically and also in Monet's personal history as an important work" as early Monet I would like to encourage a lot of people to know that he has drawn such a fulfilling work in trial and error. "

"Lunch on the grass" is full of various mysteries and surprises such as gender which became model and symbol carved in tree trunk.
"Lunch on the grass" that rarely will be lent out of the library. Please watch this valuable opportunity!

| Overview

· "Pushkin Museum of Fine Art – French landscape painting to travel"

A session Saturday, April 14, 2018 – July 8 (Sun)
Venue Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Planning Exhibition Room
Opening hours 9: 30 ~ 17: 30 (Friday until 20: 00)
※ 30 minutes before closing the room
Closed day Monday (Opening on 30th April)
inquiry ○ Official website
http://pushkin2018.jp ○ Hello dial
Admission fee ○ Official website
1,600 yen (1,400 yen), university · vocational school student 1,300 yen (1,100 yen), high school student 800 yen (600 yen), 65 years old and over 1,000 yen (800 yen) ※ Advance sales · group (more than 20 people) Price, free for junior high school students or less
※ Other discounts applicable

The press conference report is here: