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Impressionist collaboration at Monet & Debussy Museum

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File.5Concert at the Yokohama Museum of Art ~Encountering the Impressionists of Monet and Debussy ~
(Miyuki Inoue/copywriter)

"Monet 100 Years Later" is being held at the Yokohama Museum of Art. One Friday, when the exhibition period was nearing its end, there was a wonderful performance of piano and pantomime at the museum after closing. (c) Akira

Co-sponsored by Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and the Yokohama Museum of Art, Yuko Mifune (piano) and Philippe Emar (performance). The "Piano Salon Concert "Nostalgia Paris"" held at Yokohama Minatomirai Hall on the same day was a stylish stage with the theme of "Parisian cabaret" 100 years ago, so expectations are high for the special stage at night. It takes

As you can see from the subtitle, "Monet and Debussy Meet Two Impressionists," the evening session, which was planned in collaboration with the "100 Years of Monet" exhibition, was prepared with a program closely related to the Impressionists.
The art museum, enveloped in the twilight, has a calm atmosphere that is slightly different from its appearance during the daytime, which is also attractive.

The water lily pots installed in front of the entrance during the exhibition are also rejuvenating in the cool of the evening. I hurried to the reception for tonight's special stage while watching the people leaving the museum after viewing.

Prior to the concert, first attend a mini-lecture by chief curator Shintaro Matsunaga in the lecture room.
The special feature of this exhibition is that 25 paintings by Monet and 66 paintings by 26 artists of the later generation were exhibited together, some of which were not directly influenced by Monet. It seems that the works of the writer are also lining up. Regardless of the artist's intentions, the intention is to bring Monet's innovativeness and universality to the fore by collecting works that objectively have something in common with Monet. . The point of view of a museum curator is kind of interesting. Make sure to visit the museum again during opening hours and look for the “Monet-ness” in the works of contemporary artists!
After the lecture was over and the venue was ready, we moved to the Grand Gallery.

Unlike the daytime when the natural light is abundant, the nighttime gallery illuminated with blue-based lights has a mysterious atmosphere like underwater.
Mifune appeared in a blue dress, and Emar appeared in white overalls with the image of light. With Debussy at the center, the performance unfolded with a French esprit with piano and pantomime.
Playing Monet to Debussy, reading "I am Monet" on Schumann's "Traumerei", and performing his own poems. Along with the beautiful melody, I am fascinated by Emar's versatility.
Debussy himself disliked being called an "impressionist," but he believed that the floating music would go well with Monet's paintings.

The stage of about 1 hour ended in no time.
The encore was Edith Piaf's "L'hymne a l'amour". Listening to Mr. Mifune's piano and Mr. Aimard's songs, you will feel as if you are on a street corner in Paris. In the case of Monet's works, it might be an early work such as Boulevard de Capucines.
I feel like I've found "another Monet" here again.

This event has ended.
100 years after Monet
Date: Until September 24, 2018
Venue: Yokohama Museum of Art
Closed: Thursday
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00 *September 14th (Fri), 15th (Sat), 21st (Fri), 22nd (Sat) until 20:30
(Admission until 30 minutes before closing)

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