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Monet & Debussy Impressionist collaboration at a museum

モネ&ドビュッシー 美術館で出逢う印象派コラボレーション

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File.5 Concert at the Yokohama Museum of Art ~ Meeting two Impressionists, Monet and Debussy~
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"Monet's 100 Years" is currently being held at the Yokohama Museum of Art. One Friday, towards the end of the exhibition period, a wonderful performance with piano and pantomime was held at the museum after it had closed. (c) Akira

Co-hosted by Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and the Yokohama Museum of Art, the event will feature Yuko Mifune (piano) and Philippe Aimard (performance). The "Piano Salon Concert "Nostalgia Paris" held at Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall on the same day as a matinee was a stylish stage with the theme of "Paris cabaret" from 100 years ago, so we are looking forward to the special stage at night. It takes.

The evening session, which was planned in conjunction with the ``Monet's 100 Years'' exhibition, featured a program that was heavily influenced by Impressionism, as can be seen from the subtitle ``Meet Monet and Debussy: Two Impressionists.''
The museum is enveloped in dusk and has a calm atmosphere that is slightly different from its appearance during the day, which is also attractive.

The water lily pots that were placed in front of the entrance during the event were also refreshing in the cool evening sun, which was a relief. While watching people leaving the museum after viewing, I hurried to the reception desk for tonight's special stage.

Before the concert, we first listened to a mini-lecture by head curator Shintaro Matsunaga in the lecture room.
The feature of this exhibition is that 25 of Monet's paintings and 66 works by 26 artists of later generations were exhibited together, and some of them "were not directly influenced by Monet." There are also works by the same artist. The idea behind this is that, regardless of the artist's intentions, by collecting works that objectively seem to have something in common with Monet, Monet's innovativeness and universality will become more apparent. . The perspective of a museum curator is kind of interesting. You should visit the museum again during its opening hours and look for the “Monet-like” feeling in the works of contemporary artists!
Once the lecture was over and the venue was ready, we moved to the Grand Gallery.

The atmosphere is different from the daytime when it is flooded with natural light, and the gallery at night is illuminated by blue-based lights, giving it a mystical atmosphere as if it were underwater.
Mifune appeared in a blue dress and Emar in white overalls inspired by light. Centered around Debussy, the performance was full of French spirit, featuring piano and pantomime.
He played Monet to Debussy, recited ``I am Monet'' to Schumann's ``Traumerei,'' and even performed his own poems. Along with the beautiful melody, you will be captivated by Emaar's versatility.
Debussy himself reportedly hated being called an "Impressionist," but there was no doubt that the floating music went well with Monet's paintings.

The stage, which lasted about an hour, ended in the blink of an eye.
The encore was Edith Piaf's "L'hymne a l'amour". Listening to Mr. Mifune's piano and Mr. Aimard's singing, you will feel as if you are on a street corner in Paris. If I were to talk about Monet's works, it would be his early works such as ``Avenue Capucines.''
I feel like I found "another Monet" here again.

This event has ended.
《Monet 100 years since then
Exhibition period: Until September 24, 2018 (Monday, Shinkyu)
Venue: Yokohama Museum of Art
Closed: Thursday
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00 *Until 20:30 on September 14th (Friday), 15th (Saturday), 21st (Friday), and 22nd (Saturday)
(Admission is allowed until 30 minutes before closing)

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