Dialogue with Scenery: From the Sompo Japan Collection

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福本章 《ムラノの朝》 1999年 油彩、キャンヴァス
東山魁夷 《潮音》 1966年 岩絵具、和紙
山本貞 《反映》 1998年 油彩、キャンヴァス
相笠昌義《交差点にて、歩く人》2007年 油彩、キャンヴァス

Shinjuku's Sompo Japan Museum of Art (officially the Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, just so you know) is taking a short break from special exhibitions and now shines the spotlight on works in its permanent collection. This time, the theme is landscapes, with about 80 paintings by both domestic and international artists on display. The former group includes the ubiquitous Seiji Togo, Kaii Higashiyama, Ikuma Arishima, Ryusei Kishida and a number of winners from Sompo's yearly FACE contest, held to support up-and-coming Japanese artists, while foreign faces range from Grandma Moses to Maurice Utrillo. Make sure to also check out Cezanne's 'Pommes et Serviette' and Van Gogh's 'Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers' – both bought during the Bubble era and part of the permanent collection here. 


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