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What is the beauty of the "future 100 years ago" created by imagining the world of the near future?

POLA MUSEUM OF ART Holding period: 2020.06.01 ~ 2021.04.04

「Collection planning LÉGER & ART DÉCO 100 years ago in the future」

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(TOP image) Fernand Léger << Woman with a mirror >> 1920 Oil on canvas 55.6x38.7cm Collection of the Pola Museum of Art

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Approximately 100 years ago, two major trends were born around Paris, suitable for the arrival of the machine era (machine age), which regards machines as a symbol of a new era. It is a decorative style of "modernism" by artist Fernand Léger and architect Le Corbusier aiming for pure modeling, and "Art Deco" with geometric design. The form inspired by the industrial products created by designers of the same era as Leger and the expression of the materiality of the new era such as metal and glass are pierced by the novelty and strength that aims for the future. Please enjoy the beauty of the "future 100 years ago" created by imagining the world of the near future.

New collection Fernand Léger "Woman with a mirror" 1920
Leger is a French artist who is considered to be a master of Cubism representing the 20th century along with Picasso and Black. About 100 years ago, Leger studied painting while working as an architectural draftsman in Paris, and based on "machine aesthetics", which finds the beauty of modeling in machines, he created a landscape of the same period that was rapidly industrialized. , I drew it in a new format that is conscious of drafting and production technology of industrial products. "Woman with a Mirror" is a painting work in which geometric shapes such as spheres, cylinders, and rectangular parallelepipeds are painted in white, black, red, blue, yellow, and green, and are intricately combined. The world presented by Leger is full of excitement and machine praise for progress that has been opened by technological innovation. This time, Leger's oil paintings have been added to our collection for the first time. The museum's Leger collection includes two prints.

Ferna Fernand Léger 1881-1955
Born in Argentan, a town in the Normandy region. Worked as an architectural draftsman in Paris and attended a school of decorative arts and a gajuku to study painting. Inspired by Cezanne, Picasso, Black Cubism and Futurist paintings, he pursues simple forms and clear colors. In 1911, he became a member of the Cubist group "Sexion Doll (Golden Section)", aiming for avant-garde modeling with the theme of cityscapes and workers. In addition to paintings and illustrations, he also worked on architectural murals, stained glass, pottery, sculptures and films.

Rene Lalique << Perfume bottle with a real mulberry plug >> 1920 Prototype production Pola Museum of Art collection

"Glass makeup set" 1920-1940s Pola Museum of Art collection

Perfume bottle "1925" 1925 Collection of the Rosine Pola Museum of Art

Collection planning
LÉGER & ART DÉCO 100 years ago in the future
[Date and time] June 1st (Monday) -April 4th (Sunday) 2021 9: 00-17: 00 (Last admission is 16:30)
* There is a temporary closure.
[Venue] Pola Museum of Art Exhibition Room 4
[Fee] Adults ¥ 1,800, senior discount (65 years old and over) ¥ 1,600, university / high school students ¥ 1,300, junior high school students and younger free
[Organizer] Pola Museum of Art, Pola Museum of Art, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
[Inquiry] 0460-84-2111
* The exhibited works may change due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
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The Pola Museum of Art was opened in 2002 in Hakone Town, Kanagawa Prefecture, with the concept of "coexistence of nature and art in Hakone." The collection of the Pola Museum of Art has been collected by Tsuneji Suzuki, the second generation of the founder of POLA, for more than 40 years. There are 10,000 points. The building, which takes into consideration the nature and scenery of Hakone, has a height of 8m above ground, and most of the building is placed underground so that it blends into the forest. In addition, the promenade was grand-opened in July 2013 so that you can enjoy the rich nature of Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. In the forest where beech and Himeshara grow in clusters, you can enjoy nature walks along with art works.

The collection of Western paintings centered on Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir is one of the largest in Japan. Although it is located in a tourist spot called Hakone, you can relax and appreciate authentic art works. As one of our commitments, the lighting in the exhibition room is set to "Twilight in Paris in July" so that Impressionist works can be beautifully appreciated. In addition, you can enjoy it without getting tired even if you visit the exhibition or each season, such as renewing the original goods and the course menu of the restaurant according to the theme of each exhibition. In an architectural space full of light, please spend a time touching the rich collection and the works of artists who are active on the front lines in modern times.

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