Foujita: A Retrospective
   Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death


Self-Portrait, 192, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 《Self-Portrait》1929
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
© Fondation Foujita / ADAGP, Paris &
JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017 E2833


Cats, 1940, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 《Cats》1940
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
© Fondation Foujita / ADAGP, Paris &
JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017 E2833


This large-scale retrospective marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Foujita Tsuguharu (1886–1968), a Japanese painter who lived all over the world. Born in the late Meiji Period, Foujita moved to Paris in his late 20s, and enjoyed a brilliant career there for the next two decades. Although he showed many war-record paintings in Japan during World War II, Foujita left the country again in 1949, and returned to Paris the following year. Eventually becoming a French citizen, he spent the rest of his life in Europe. In addition to presenting a selection of the artist's nudes, distinguished by his trademark "milk-white" backgrounds, this exhibition includes works that have never been shown in Japan as well as some that have only rarely been exhibited.

List of Works

Foujita: A Retrospective Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death

Related Web Site

Foujita: A Retrospective Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death

Exhibition dates

October 19 (Fri.) – December 16 (Sun), 2018

Hours

Regular hours: 9:30AM–5:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–8:00PM
(Admission until 30 min. before closing)

Closed

Mondays

Organizer

The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto
The Asahi Shimbun
NHK Kyoto Station
NHK PlanNet, Inc. Kinki Branch Office

Support

Embassy of France / Institut français du Japon

Sponsorship

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
KINDEN CORPORATION
WEST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY

Special cooperation

The Japan Foundation

Cooperation

Tokyo Art Club
JAPAN AIRLINES
Nippon Cargo Airlines

Admission

  Day of admission Advance Group
(20 or more)
Adults 1,500 1,300 1,300
University students 1,100 900 900
High school students 600 400 400

* Junior high school students or younger are free.
* Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
* Advance tickets are available between Sept. 1 – Oct. 18, 2018

Publicity materials

flyer (3MB)

Foujita: A Retrospective Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death

Other Venues

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum July 31(Tue) – October 8(Mon-holiday), 2018

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