Monet: In The Light (Exhibition Design: Hideyuki Nakayama)
Date: Sat., April 17, 2021 to Wed., March 30 2022
Support: Maruhachi Tent Co., Ltd., ENDO Lighting Corp., ARTERIOR Co., Ltd.
In association with: Embassy of France / Institut français du Japon
Exhibition cooperation: Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture, Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design Office
Claude Monet was one of the preeminent Impressionist painters. The Pola Museum of Art houses 19 of the artist's works, more than any other institution in Japan. In the late 19th century, after moving from place to place along the Seine River basin, Monet arrived at what would be his final abode, located in Giverny on the outskirts of Paris. He continually painted landscapes all over France as well as travel destinations such as London and Venice. Throughout his career, Monet pursued the changing light, which conveys a wide variety of expressions depending on the season and time.
In this exhibition, we present a wealth of masterpieces from the museum collection, including Rouen Cathedral (1892) and Water Lily Pond (1899). The innovative display space, designed by the up-and-coming architect Hideyuki Nakayama, attempts to discover new allure in Monet's works.
Hideyuki Nakayama Architect
Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral,, 1892
Claude Monet, Water Lily Pond, 1899