Artists Who Lived in Paris - Albert Marquet, Maurice Utrillo, Yuzo Saeki, Takanori Oguiss (パリに生きた画家たち マルケ、ユトリロ、佐伯祐三、荻須高徳が見た風景)
Albert Marquet, Paris, the Louvre Quay
1906, oil on canvas
Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art
Albert Marquet (1875-1947), Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), Yuzo Saeki (1898-1928) and Takanori Oguiss (1901-1986) were artists who continuously painted the city they loved, Paris.
For Marquet and Utrillo, Paris and the surrounding area were familiar places for which they held much affection, while for Saeki and Oguiss, Paris was a city of aspirations that 'brought out the joy of wanting to paint', a never-ending wellspring of creation.
This exhibition presents 52 works (7 by Marquet, 10 by Utrillo, 8 by Saeki and 27 by Oguiss), including pieces from the collections of the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, the Inazawa City Oguiss Memorial Art Museum, the Nagoya City Art Museum, the BB Plaza Museum of Art, the Pola Museum of Art, the Yokkaichi Municipal Museum and private collections, together with pieces by Marquet (Paris, the Louvre Quay) and Utrillo (The Windmill of Sannois and Rue Marcadet) from the Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, and Landscape by Oguiss, once part of the collection of Teruyuki Yamazaki, founder and first director of the Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art (and former Chairman of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation) whose collection of French art became the foundation for the museum's establishment.
Experience the artworks depicting Paris and surrounds from the early 20th century through to the 1970s in an exhibition room reminiscent of a 19th-century French mansion. Not only can you enjoy the appeal of each of the four artists' works, but also compare two paintings of the same place at different points in time by the same artist, and the differences between the styles of different artists depicting the same landscape.
The exhibition also touches on the interaction between artist and collector, with letters written by Oguiss to Mr. and Mrs. Teruyuki Yamazaki.
When: Fri. 28 Oct. 2022 to Sun. 26 Feb. 2023 (Weekdays 10:00 - 17:30; Sat., Sun. & national holidays 10:00 - 17:00; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (open 9 Jan.), 29 Dec. to 4 Jan., 10 Jan.
Where: The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art (ヤマザキ マザック 美術館) 5F Exhibition Room, Higashi Ward (東区)
Access: Connected to Shinsakae-machi Sta. ( 「新栄町」駅, H11) Exit 1 on the Subway Higashiyama Line (地下鉄東山線).
Admission: General Admission 1,300 (1,100) Yen; Senior and Junior HS students and Elementary students 500 Yen; Holders of a Certificate of Disability and 1 accompanying person 1,100 Yen; Pre-school aged children free. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 10 or more.