This winter, when it's difficult to travel, why don't you enjoy the feeling of traveling in Europe at an art museum?
A special exhibition called "Longing trip to Europe" is being held at the Kyoto Prefectural Insho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts.
Insho DOMOTO, a painter who flourished in Kyoto from the Meiji period to the Showa period and was also known as a leading figure in the Japanese art world.
The theme of this exhibition is his trip to Europe in 1952.
It is a journey to a place that he longed for long ago, where he was finally granted after his sixtieth birthday.
At that time, they went from Kyoto to Tokyo Station by limited express train and from Haneda Airport to Rome, Italy by propeller plane.
It took about 4 times as long as the current flight, which took about 50 hours.
Starting in Italy, he traveled to France, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland, where he stayed for about 6 months.
He touched on not only the trend of Western classical art, but also the trend of modern art, and it became a trip that he was convinced of the way to go.
'Metro' and "Mado" will be on display during the exhibition.
In addition, he drew local sketches and oil paintings during his stay, and many of his works are related to his trip to Europe.
You may be able to experience the atmosphere of a foreign country through his works and make a time trip to old Europe.
The session runs through Sunday, March 28, 2021. *There are closed days including New Year holidays.
During the period, "Kyoto Exhibition of Contemporary Artists" is also held at the same time, so please enjoy it together!
For details, please check the official website of Kyoto Prefectural Insho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts.
I hope the new coronavirus has calmed down by March.
The Kyoto Prefectural Insho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts
26 -3 Hirano Kamiyanagi-cho, Kita Ward, Kyoto City
Very close to Ritsumeikan-daigakumae City bus stop
Here is for official English website.