Temporary Exhibition (Exhibition Rooms 1-3)

Shinobazu Pond 1880.ca

From the Collection of the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art How Western are Western-style Paintings Made in Japan?: From Takahashi Yuichi to Contemporary Painters

18 November-18 December, 2016

In the mid-Meiji Period, the term and genre yoga (Western-style painting) emerged as a counterpart to Nihonga (Japanese-style painting). From then until the early Showa Period, Japanese artists attempted to make Western-style works that matched other new paintings of the 20th century. At the same time, the genre evolved in a complex manner as artists pursued the spirit of Western classical painting while deliberately choosing subjects related to Japanese history and climate. In retrospect, this contradiction makes the works look all the more attractive. Interest in Western-style painting and painters faded after World War II, but how do the works of today’s young Japanese artists, who depict people and landscapes and have been recognized internationally as “contemporary artists,” differ from yoga? This exhibition considers the significance of this genre in a general survey of figurative oil paintings by Japanese artists.

APMoA Project, ARCH vol. 19 Shinno Hiroshi

Hours <Open> Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-18:00, Friday:10:00-20:00
Admission Fee
Temporary Exhibition Adults: \500 (400)
University Students and High School Students: \ 300 (240)
Junior High School Students and under: Free
* ( ) Inside is 20 or more persons' group reduction charge.