Western Paintings, Japanese Western-style Paintings and Japanese-style Paintings
Pierre Auguste Renoir, Girl in a Lace Hat, 1891
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
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.