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画家・長谷川路可の《自画像》を含む6点の修復作品を工程とともに紹介!
美術・写真

Introducing 6 restoration works including "Self-portrait" by painter Rika Hasegawa along with the process!

Did you know that there was a pair of large mosaic murals "Victory" (Nomi no Sukune statue) and "Glory" (Greek goddess statue) at the top of the main stand of the former National Stadium? This was created by painter Luke Hasegawa (1897-1967) with his students at the main venue of the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 (Showa 39). They are modeled after the god of sumo and the goddess of Greece, respectively, and the lineup of ancient gods of the East and the West was suitable for celebrating the first Olympic Games in Asia. This work was preserved when the old National Stadium was dismantled, and is now being moved to the new National Stadium.

Michika drew works of various genres in his life. In 1921 (Taisho 10), he graduated from the Japanese painting department of Tokyo Fine Arts School (currently Tokyo University of the Arts) and immediately moved to France. While exhibiting oil paintings at the salon, he was engaged in copying old Buddhist murals excavated in the western region, which were stored in European museums. From that experience, I deepened my interest in mural painting and learned the technique of fresco painting, and returned to Japan in 1927 (Showa 2). For the next 10 years, he set up an atelier in Kugenuma, Fujisawa City, pursuing Japanese paintings, and producing murals for churches and theaters. It is evaluated as a pioneer who introduced frescoes and mosaics to Japan in earnest.

At a young age, he came into contact with Japanese paintings, western mural paintings, oil paintings, and frescoes, and honed his skills from ancient times to the present day across the east and west of the West, which brought about a rich expansion in the subsequent painting industry. Therefore, in this exhibition, we will focus on the period of staying in Europe (1921-27) among various production activities of Michika, and trace his footsteps focusing on the works owned by the city.

By the way, nearly 100 years have passed since the production of Michika's work, and the screen was damaged. Therefore, this time, the city will repair 6 points including "Self-portrait" and show them along with the process. The relocation of the mosaic mural of the former National Stadium mentioned at the beginning is the same in terms of protecting the work and passing it on to future generations. We would appreciate it if you could know that there are many hands behind the preservation and inheritance of works of art.

Restoration work released Luke Hasegawa Reborn young days | HASEGAWA LOKA: Restored artworks from his youth
[Date and time] July 11th (Sat) -September 27th (Sun) 10: 00-19: 00 (Admission is until 18:30)
[Venue] Fujisawa City Art Space
[Closed] Monday (however, 8/10 and 9/21 are open), 8/11 (Tue)
[Exhibitor] Luke Hasegawa
[Fee] Free
[Organizer] Fujisawa City, Fujisawa City Board of Education
[Inquiry] 0466-30-1816 (Fujisawa City Art Space)

Outline of the event

Schedule

Events

  • A comedy show full of laughter.

    A comedy show full of laughter.

    2022.09.28 開催中
  • ~ A world of music that transcends time and space, invited b ・・・

    ~ A world of music that transcends time and space, invited b ・・・

    2022.09.28 開催中
  • "What once happened in this hometown..."

    "What once happened in this hometown..."

    2022.09.28 開催中
  • Spend your lunch in our lovely salon listening to live class ・・・

    Spend your lunch in our lovely salon listening to live class ・・・

    2022.09.28 開催中