(TOP image) William Blake "Kamikyoku" << 1 Enthusiasm: Francesca da Rimini (Lover's Tsumuji style) >> 1827 Engraving, Drypoint, Paper Collection of Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
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In this exhibition, which will be held in conjunction with the "Francis Bacon" exhibition, we will take up the artists who were active in England and Ireland where bacon lived and introduce their charm.
Artists from both countries have been gazing at human activities with strict and warm eyes against the backdrop of literary soil. In this exhibition, about 60 prints such as William Blake's prints representing romanticism, Ben Nicholson's paintings, Kenneth Armitage's sculptures, and Richard Hamilton's prints will be exhibited, and various expressions woven with stories will be exhibited. I will feature it. In addition, we will introduce the painter Minjuro Kume, who participated in the avant-garde art movement in London in the 1910s and introduced Japanese Noh to the Irish poet Yeats, with valuable works and materials.
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1. Featured on William Blake's masterpiece
Blake is also a poet and is said to be Britain's largest fantasy painter. He created beautiful prints and printed matter that fused poetry and painting, and had a great influence on artists in the 20th century. Introducing about 20 prints from the masterpieces "Yoso", "Job", and "Kamikyoku", you can see the rich world of texts and images.
2. All the prints "Motherland Ireland" by Richard Hamilton are exhibited.
Joyce, a great novelist born in Ireland. In this exhibition, Hamilton will introduce all 20 works of "Homeland Ireland" based on Joyce's novel "Ulysses" (first edition 1922). Also on display are prints by the Irish painter Louis Le Brocky, who was also inspired by this novel, and introduces the ingenuity of the artists who sharply portrayed contemporary British and Irish society through stories.
British / Irish Art-A Story Drawn
[Date and time] January 9th (Sat) -April 11th (Sun), 2021 9: 30-17: 00 (Last admission 16:30)
[Venue] Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art Hayama Exhibition Room 1
[Closed] Monday (Open on January 11th)
[Fee] General ¥ 250, Under 20 years old / Student ¥ 150, 65 years old and over and high school students ¥ 100, Free for junior high school students and younger, Free for persons with disability certificate (and one caregiver in principle)
[Organizer] Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
[Inquiries] 046-875-2800 (Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art Hayama)
* You can also see the collection exhibition "British / Irish Art-The Story Drawn" on the same day with the admission ticket for the special exhibition "Francis Bacon Barry Jules Collection" .
* On Family Communication Day (1st Sunday of every month: February 7, March 7, April 4), discounted rates are available for families with children under the age of 18 (excluding those aged 65 and over). You can see it at. To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, we will cancel "Open Communication Day", the day when you can enjoy conversation on the same day.
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Outline of the event
Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art Hayama
Hayamakan was completed in March 2003 as the third building of the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, and opened in October. In addition to exhibition rooms with varying ceiling heights and lighting environments, there are various facilities such as an art library that aims to collect materials and disseminate information, a lecture hall with audiovisual equipment, and a storage that collects the best of preservation technology. It is a well-equipped museum. From the entrance hall to the courtyard, restaurant, museum shop, garden, and the art library on the first basement floor, you can use the museum without admission fees so that you can get familiar with the museum in your daily life.
(2nd photo / Hayamakan Restaurant) © Norihiro Ueno