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From the MOT Collection: “Modern Realism”

November 17 (Fri), 2017 – January 6 (Sat), 2018

From the MOT Collection: “Modern Realism Poster
Featuring realistic Western-style paintings of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT). Minutely depicted oil paintings by Kinkichiro Honda, the Meiji-period pioneer of Western-style painting; finely rendered oils and drawings by Michisei Kono of the Taisho-period Western-style painting group, Sodosha; richly humanistic depictions of Japanese society and people in the early Showa period by Hitoshi Ikebe and Tadashi Yoshii; and works of temperate realism by Torao Makino …These and other Western-style painters who propelled Japanese art and art groups during Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-26), and Showa (1926-89) will be presented in an exhibition of modern-period realistic painting.

Major works

Major works
  • KONO Michisei, Self-Portrait No.2

    KONO Michisei, Self-Portrait No.2, 1917, ink on paper, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

  • KONO Michisei, Oak Leaves

    KONO Michisei, Oak Leaves, 1917, watercolor on paper, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

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Period
November 17 (Fri), 2017 – January 6 (Sat), 2018
Venue
Gallery B
Closed
November 20, December 4, 18, 25, 31, January 1
Hours
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Admission
Free
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

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