In the first section of the exhibition, we introduce works from Suzuki Tsuneshi’s original collection alongside new acquisitions, designed to enrich the museum’s holdings, in an arrangement based on theme, period, and artist. For example, Suzuki’s collection, which centers on Impressionist painting, is divided into themes such as portraits of women (by Renoir, Léger, Robert Delaunay, etc.) waterside landscapes (by Monet, Nicolas de Staël, etc.), still lifes (by Cézanne, Ben Nicholson, etc.), and Matisse and Fauvism.
In the displays devoted to Japanese Western-style painting from the modern era, the works are arranged according to period, school, and artist. For example, Western-style painting of the Taisho Period (Kishida Ryusei, Murayama Kaita, and Sekine Shoji), Japanese Fauvists (Satomi Katsuzo, Saeki Yuzo, etc.), and individual artists such as Leonard Foujita (Fujita Tsuguharu), Matsumoto Shunsuke, and Sakamoto Hanjiro.