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.

ピエール・オーギュスト・ルノワール《レースの帽子の少女》

Pierre Auguste Renoir, Girl in a Lace Hat, 1891

クロード・モネ 《睡蓮》

Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1907

フィンセント・ファン・ゴッホ《アザミの花》

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.

岡田三郎助《あやめの衣》

Okada Saburosuke, Kimono with Iris Pattern, 1927

岸田劉生《麗子坐像》

Kishida Ryusei, Portrait of Reiko Sitting, 1919

よろず木陰の村

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.