Exhibition Van Gogh Dreaming of Japan and Hiroshige the Art of Travel are two exhibitions to discover in parallel, at the Pinacothèque de Paris, until 17th March 2013. This confrontation illustrates the strong influence of Hiroshige on Van Gogh. Make the most of your next stay at the Hotel Aubusson to come and admire these magnificent works.
Exhibition Van Gogh Dreaming of Japan and Hiroshige the Art of Travel, a unique perspective
Hiroshige is the uncontested master of Japanese prints, and yet his work has never before been presented in France. Thanks to this exceptional loan from the Leiden Museum, the Pinacothèque de Paris is making amends by organising this unique exhibition. Nature, the passing of time, as well as life in the city and its excesses, are the recurring themes of Hiroshige. His highly colourful prints illustrate an exceptional universe which offers a glimpse of ancestral Japan.
Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh was fascinated by the Land of the Rising Sun and ukiyo-e art. This genre accentuated various subjects from everyday life through innumerable original narrative prints and paintings.
200 prints by the Japanese artist on loan from the Groninger Museum and 31 paintings by the Dutch master loaned by the Kröller-Müller Museum make up these parallel exhibitions at the Pinacothèque. By holding these two exhibitions alongside each other, visitors can measure the extent to which Japanese art influenced impressionist art, and in particular Vincent Van Gogh, whose paintings from 1887, reflect an art form distinct from that which he had produced earlier: an art imbued with composition and serenity, found in Hiroshige’s oeuvre.
Exhibition Van Gogh and Hiroshige exhibitions at the Pinacothèque de Paris
The Pinacothèque de Paris is presenting the temporary exhibitions, Hiroshige the Art of Travel and Van Gogh Dreaming of Japan, until 17th March 2013. Not to be missed!
- Exhibition Van Gogh Dreaming of Japan – Pinacothèque 2
- Exhibition Hiroshige, the Art of Travel – Pinacothèque 1