VAN GOGH AND GAUGUIN REALITY AND IMAGINATION

[TOKYO] Oct 8(Sat)–Dec 18(Sun), 2016

[AICHI] Jan 3(Tue)–Mar 20(Mon), 2017

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), inspired by the world around him, endeavored to transcribe reality through powerful brushwork and bright colors. Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), employing decorative color fields, sought to evince in paintings a world invisible to the eye. Van Gogh, a minister's son raised in a religious family, and Gauguin, who spent his early childhood in Peru, differed in upbringing, character and expressive style, yet they lived together for two months in Arles, southern France in 1888. Evaluating one another's work and, at times, arguing heatedly, they found artistic stimulus. This exhibition will trace each artist's independent development — from their early careers to their cohabitation in Arles and separate paths thereafter — and examine the influences they had upon one another.

TOKYO
Period
October 8 (Sat) – December 18 (Sun), 2016
Venue
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum [Tokyo Ueno-Park]
Hours
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00) Fridays, Octber 22, November 2, 3, 5 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Closed
Mondays, October 11 (Open the Monday of October 10)
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), The Tokyo Shimbun, TBS
Supported by
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, TBS RADIO, Inc., BS-TBS
Sponsored by
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Nissha Printing Co., Ltd., MITSUI & CO., LTD., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
In Cooperation with
Air France / KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, JAPAN AIRLINES, Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
Telephone Inquiry
03-5405-8686
Admission
(tax included)
Tickets at the door Advance tickets/Group tickets
General ¥1,600 ¥1,300
College students ¥1,300 ¥1,100
HS students ¥800 ¥600
Seniors 65+ ¥1,000 ¥800

※Group rates - 20 or more people

※Admission free for visitors junior high school age or younger

※Free admission for 65 years and over on October 19(Wed) and November 16(Wed.). Crowds are expected on this day. Please allow sufficient time for your visit.

※Admission free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate or Atomic Bomb Survivor's Certificate.

※In each case, please show identification.

AICHI
Period
January 3 (Tue) – March 20 (Mon), 2017
Venue
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Hours
10:00 – 18:00 (Last admission 17:30) Fridays, 10:00 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Closed
Mondays, January 10 (Open the Monday of January 9, March 20)
Organized by
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, The Chunichi Shimbun, CBC TELEVISION CO.,LTD
Supported by
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Special sponsored by
Tokai Tokyo Securities Co.,LTD.
Sponsored by
AISIN AW Co.,LTD., Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
In Cooperation with
Air France / KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, JAPAN AIRLINES,
Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, Light and Licht Ltd.
Central Japan Railway Company, Kintetsu Railway Co., Ltd.
Telephone Inquiry
050-5542-8600
Admission
(tax included)
Tickets at the door Advance tickets/Group tickets
General ¥1,500 ¥1,300
College and HS students ¥1,200 ¥1,000
JHS students or younger Free

※Group rates - 20 or more people

Vincent van Gogh Gauguin’s Chair 1888 Oil on canvas Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) ©Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
Vincent van Gogh Self-Portrait 1887 Oil on cardboard Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo ©Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
Paul Gauguin Self-Portrait 1885 Oil on canvas Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas ©Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Agency for Cultural AffairsThis exhibition is covered by the Japanese Act on the Indemnification of Damage to Works of Art in Exhibitions (Act No.17 of 2011)