During the summer of 2014, we will once again offer you the opportunity to discover some of the 12.000 art works from our collections.
Made in Japan
Hundreds of art works by 33 Japanese artists will offer an overview of prints and graphics in the land of the rising sun, from the second half of the twentieth century onwards. Art works by Shuzaku ARAKAWA, Kengiro AZUMA, Susumu ENDO, Kosuke KIMURA, Aki KURODA, Takesada MATSUTANI, Tetsuya NODA, Hiroko OKAMOTO...
Both in traditional and contemporary art, Japan has always been developing a powerful graphic and visual culture. Since 1945, many traumas worsened by an oppressive urbanization, have been expressed in Japanese art. The original influence of the avant-garde movement Gutai, developed from 1956 onwards, has marked the international art scene forever.
In addition, two important donations will be highlighted:
- The Avati donation
Helen Avati, widow of MARIO Avati, the undisputed master of mezzotint engravings in colors, donated a collection of 171 engravings to the Museum in 2011. A thematic presentation will allow us to discover about sixty of them.
- The Lismonde donation
In May 2013, the ‘Maison Lismonde’ [Lismonde House], managing the work of the artist of the same name, donated about sixty of his prints. Lismonde was the master of black and white and his work ranges from cosmic vibrations to mental landscapes.