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Gay jutsu? Scandal? Nudity art!

ゲイジュツか? スキャンダルか? ヌードなアート百花繚乱!

Go, see, and feel the world of art
File.1 Yokohama Museum of Art "Nude Exhibition"

Whether it's painting, sculpture, or photography, I think the art world and nudes are inextricably linked. After all, one of the masterpieces of Greek sculpture, which can be said to be the origin of art, is a beautiful male figure of a soft-shelled turtle. On the other hand, the controversy over "exposure" has always been the same in both the East and West.
That's why the straightforward title "Nude Exhibition" stimulated my curiosity, and I visited the Yokohama Museum of Art.

The exhibition traces the transition of nudes according to the times and themes.

This is the only work that can be photographed, Rodin's "Kiss".
You can view it from anywhere in 360 degrees, and how you cut it is up to you. Each person is looking for their own favorite angle and releasing the shutter many times. This scene itself is like art.
*Shooting may be canceled due to congestion (editorial department note)

Someone once said, "From cold, hard marble, we carved out a warm, soft flesh." You can't help but want to touch your smooth skin, but of course, don't touch the exhibited works!

At the exhibition, you can clearly see that nudes, which were only permitted as historical paintings based on classical literature, mythology, and the Bible, have come to be drawn with realistic themes as the times change.
However, in the 20th century, when cubism, abstract expression, and even surrealism emerged, the simple question "Is this sexy?" crossed my mind. To the untrained eye, I don't even know where the woman's nakedness is...
The human body doesn't change that much in 100 or 200 years, but the perspective of an artist is amazing. Before I could say "I understand" or "I don't understand", I was knocked down by the excessively free expressions of the artists.

When you go around the venue and return to the entrance hall, there is a spot where you can take a commemorative photo with Leighton's "Psyche's Bathing". A veil is prepared by the side, so take the same pose as the model and take a picture Post it on Instagram!

In the museum shop, you can find British-esque exhibition-limited goods such as tea and sweets in connection with the "Nude Exhibition", which is a collection of British Tate.
The recommendation is the "Nude Exhibition" original mint candy. If you're wondering "Why?", take a hint from the fact that the package contains Rodin's "Kiss". The answer is at the venue.

And speaking of the enjoyment of the Yokohama Museum of Art, the exhibition limited menu that you can have at the cafe on the 1st floor. I was also attracted to the "Roast Beef Sandwich", which uses traditional British cuisine, but this time I ordered "Milk Tea" as an afternoon tea. I'm happy that it comes with a lightly sweetened shortbread
By the way, special blended tea and mugs that go well with milk can be purchased at the exhibition's special shop.

Nude NUDE — from the Tate Collection, UK
Date: Until June 24, 2018 (Sun)
Venue: Yokohama Museum of Art
Closed: Thursday
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00 *Until 20:30 on Friday, June 8
(Admission is 30 minutes before closing)

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