【Exhibition】Foujita: A Retrospective - Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death. Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art
English Version : Judy Evans
A large-scale retrospective exhibition of the works of internationally acclaimed Japanese artist, Tsuguharu Fujita (Leonard Foujita, 1886-1968) is currently being held at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
This large-scale retrospective marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Tsuguharu Foujita (1886–1968), a Japanese painter born in Japan in the middle of the Meiji Period who became an acclaimed member of the School of Paris. Foujita spent almost half his life in France, taking French citizen in his final years.
This grand retrospective surveying his entire career is being held with the cooperation of art museums in Japan, U.S.A., France, and throughout Europe. The exhibition will trace Foujita’s development through works painted in Japan and abroad, including landscapes, portraits, nudes, war paintings and religious paintings. A highlight will the ‘milky white nudes’ that have become synonymous with the name, Foujita.
Venue: National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. Enshojichō 26-1, Sakyō Ku, Kyōto.
Dates: Friday, October 19th – Sunday, December 16th, 2018.
Times: 09:30~17:00 (Friday & Saturday 09:30~20:00). Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
Judy Evans is a high school teacher of English and Japanese, and a Japanese-English translator. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and Art History and has studied production horticulture and landscape design. Judy has a keen interest in the internet environment and has administered websites for a number of organisations. She lives on a small farm in rural New Zealand and is a frequent visitor to Japan.