Western Paintings, Japanese Western-style Paintings and Japanese-style Paintings

Apr.1 (Wed), 2015 -Sep. 27 (Sun), 2015

Western Paintings

Forming the core of the collection are modern European paintings, chiefly works by Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir, and twentieth-century painters such as Picasso and Chagall. In this gallery, approximately twenty paintings are presented, generally following the course of Modern painting.


Pierre Auguste Renoir, Girl in a Lace Hat, 1891

クロード・モネ 《睡蓮》

Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1907


Vincent van Gogh, Flower Vase with Thistles, 1890

Japanese Western-style Paintings

The Pola Museum of Art has paintings that provide an overview of the major painters and important movements in the history of Japanese Western-style painting, from early Meiji era to the Taisho and Showa eras.
In this gallery, we follow how Japanese painters created a Japanese style of oil painting by assimilating Western painting in original ways.


Okada Saburosuke, Kimono with Iris Pattern, 1927


Kishida Ryusei, Portrait of Reiko Sitting, 1919


Yorozu Tetsugoro , Village under the Trees, 1918

Japanese-style Paintings

Modern and contemporary Japanese-style paintings represent one of the highlights of the Pola Museum of Art. The collection has been built around works of artists who profoundly influenced Japanese-style painting of the Showa era, such as Sugiyama Yasushi, Takayama Tatsuo, and others.