The Hiratsuka Museum of Art will introduce the work of Yoshitatsu Yanagihara (1910-2004), one of Japan's leading sculptors, from April 24th (Sat) to June 13th (Sun) . Yanagihara began making sculptures before the war, influenced by Rodin and Bourdelle. After the war, in 1953, after the war, he went to France and developed a new figurative sculpture. The tension-filled formativeness expresses the essence of the subject and opens up the possibilities of figurative sculpture. In addition, with a sense of humanism, he produced works full of vitality and left a significant mark on the postwar Japanese sculpture world.
"Art that sees the movement of life force and constructs a plan from that movement cannot be done in painting. Isn't it the work of a single sculpture world, especially a figurative artist?
I believe that this is the only pure beauty of sculpture, the beauty of representation. From my pre-war work of pictorial expression, I would like to tread the difficult path of what is the essence of sculpture. Yanagihara writes ("Yoshitatsu Yanagihara Bijutsu Ronshu Solitary Sculpture").
This exhibition introduces the appeal of Yanagihara sculpture through representative sculptures and drawings.
30th Anniversary Yoshitatsu Yanagihara Exhibition
[Exhibition period] April 24 (Sat) - June 13 (Sun) 9:30-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
*Closed: Mondays (open on Monday, May 3), Thursday, May 6
[Venue] Hiratsuka Museum of Art
[Viewing fee] General ¥400 / High school and university students ¥200
* Junior high school students and younger, and high school students on Saturdays are free
* Free for those who have received various disability certificates and one attendant
※Hiratsuka citizens over 65 years old are free of charge, people living outside the city are charged for groups (please show proof of age and address)
* The viewing fee is for viewing only this exhibition. You can also view this exhibition with the admission ticket for the "Hasui Kawase Exhibition" held at the same time (general ¥ 800).
[Organizer] Hiratsuka City Museum of Art
[Co-organizer] Mie Prefectural Museum of Art
[Support] Mie Prefectural Museum of Art Association
[Inquiries] 0463-35-2111 (Hiratsuka Museum of Art)
Outline of the event