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[Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum] Hamas Hoi and Danish Painting Exhibition Press Release Report

Wilhelm Hamashoy 《Indoor》 1898 National Museum, Sweden / Photo: Nationalmuseum

Next year, from January 21 (Tuesday) to March 26 (Thursday) 2020, "Hamashoi and Danish Painting Exhibition" will be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
This time, we will inform you that a press conference was held prior to the event.

Wilhelm Hamashoy

Wilhelm Hamashoy «Portrait of a painter and wife, Paris» 1892 The David Collection, Copenhagen

Wilhelm Hamashoy (1864-1916) is one of the leading painters of Danish painting at the end of the 19th century.
He started drawing at Sobu at the age of eight, studied painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark at the age of 15, and debuted in 1885 with "Sister Ana Portrait".
The early style was centered on landscapes and portraits, but after the 1890s, many indoor paintings began to be drawn.
At the 30th Strangerse (Copenhagen Old Town), where he moved in 1898, a series of tranquil works depicting the apartment gained high acclaim in Denmark and abroad, fascinated by Ballet Rus Diagirev and the German poet Rilke. , Came to be called Scandinavian Vermeer.

By the way, why Hamas Hoi drew a lot of room paintings, it can be said that there is a lot of grief and nostalgia for the destruction of old buildings due to the modernization of Denmark.
Hamas Hoy drew about 400 works in his lifetime.
This exhibition features a part of Hamas Hoy's work and the surrounding Scandinavian art works.

Exhibition structure

The exhibition is roughly divided into 4 chapters.

Chapter 1 Daily Praise-The Golden Age of Danish Painting

Introducing the beginning of Danish painting and 16 paintings that became the basis of Danish culture.

Chapter 2 Skain and Scandinavian Light

Introducing 15 Skaine works from the early days when Hamas Hoy debuted as a painter in the 1880s and became a professional painter.

Chapter 3 Danish painting at the end of the 19th century-internationalization and the rise of indoor painting

Introducing 18 works by Danish painters inspired by paintings from France in the 1890s and 1900s.
From these works, I will understand what paintings Danish painters of the same age as Hamas Hoi drew.

Chapter 4 Wilhelm Hamashoei-In the silence of the capital

Introducing 37 works by Hamas Hoi that cover genres of each era, such as portraits, landscapes, and architectural paintings.

Highlights of the exhibition

Highlights of the exhibition (1) Hamashoy's 40 works gathered

About 40 Hamas Hoi works, including Japan's first public works, gathered together to introduce its charm, also called “Nordic Vermeer”.
One of the unique talents of Hamas Hoi will be revived after over 10 years since the 2008 exhibition.

Wilhelm Hamashoy 《Indoor》 1898 National Museum, Sweden / Photo: Nationalmuseum

Highlights of the exhibition ② Japan's first authentic Danish painting exhibition

In the first half of the 19th century, Scandinavian art that sublimated into pure works from the pure and rustic paintings of the period known as the golden age of Danish painting, opened in Copenhagen, the center of Scandinavian art. Introducing the beautiful works and the characteristic indoor paintings of painters who were active in the capital at the end of the century.

Pisa Syveren Kroia 《Scaine South Coast Summer Evening-Ana Anga and Marie Kroia》 1893 Hiashprong Collection © The Hirschsprung Collection

Pida Ilstedz 《Girl to the Piano》 1897 ARoS Arhus Kunstmuseum / © Photo: Ole Hein Pedersen

The highlight of the exhibition ③ Touch the Danish culture "Huge"

There are values that Danish cherishes.
It ’s a hygge.
The works drawn by Danish painters at the end of the 19th century feature the beautiful nature of Scandinavia, the people who live there, and the families who spend their private life in a calm space.
The highlights of the exhibition are the places where you can come into contact with this Huge.

Vigo Johansson “The Night of Kiyoshi” 1891 Hiashprong Collection © The Hirschsprung Collection


I have told you about Hamashoei and the Danish Painting Exhibition.
Danish paintings are simple but refined, and the charm is that they gradually fade into your heart as you watch.
This is the first exhibition in Japan where Danish paintings are introduced all at once.
Why not touch many Danish paintings through Hamashoy?
“Hamashoei and Danish Painting Exhibition” to be held next Tuesday, January 21, 2020
I'm looking forward to it now.


■ Date: January 21 (Tue)-March 26 (Thu), 2020
■ Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Exhibition Room
■ Opening hours: 9: 30-17: 30 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Opening at night: Friday, February 19 (Wednesday), March 18 (Wednesday) 9: 30-20: 00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
■ Closed days: Monday, February 25 (Tue)
* However, the room is open on February 24 (Monday / Closed) and March 23 (Monday)
■ Admission fee:
(Advance ticket) General 1,400 yen / University student / vocational school student 1,100 yen / High school student 600 yen / 65 years old and over 800 yen
(Same-day ticket) General 1,600 yen / College / vocational school student 1,300 yen / High school student 800 yen / 65 years old and over 1,000 yen
(Group ticket) General 1,400 yen / College / vocational school student 1,100 yen / High school student 600 yen / 65 years old and over 800 yen
* Group discounts for 20 people or more
* Free for junior high school students and younger
* Free for those with physical disability certificate, love certificate, nursing certificate, mental health care welfare certificate, and A-bomb victim health certificate (up to 1 person)
* Please bring something that you can prove.
■ Special website: https://artexhibition.jp/denmark2020/
Contact: TEL: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

■ Event information

○ Special viewing party for people with disabilities
Advance application system) We usually hold a viewing party on closed days so that people with disabilities can enjoy the crowded special exhibitions with peace of mind.
Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 10: 00-16: 00
Target: Persons with physical disability certificate, love certificate, nursing certificate, mental health care welfare certificate, A-bomb survivor health certificate, etc. 350 persons each time and their assistants (up to 1 person)
Application period: January 13, 2020 (Monday / holiday) to February 3, 2020 (Monday)

* For details on how to apply, please check the special viewing party “Hamas Hoi and Danish Painting” for people with disabilities .