Last month I decided that I’d go to see the “Masterpieces from the Collecdtion of the Kunstmuseum Winterthur” which is made up of 90 paintings by world reknowned artists.
Winterthur is a small town in Switzerland which thanks to the generosity of wealthy art lovers has amassed an outstanding array of works of art. This is the first time that this collection has been shown in Japan.
I was blown away by the works of art which included paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir and Picasso along with paintings by Henri Rousseau as well as the famous Swiss artists Alberto Giacornetti and Paul Klee.
It was unreal to be so close (less than an arm’s length) from these wonderful works of art by such famous artist. The other thing that was fantastic was that the paintings on display were painted by not only an extensive variety of artists but also the fact that they represented so many periods of art eg Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Postimpressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism, Cubism,, Futurism etc The contrasts were so obvious and the use of colours dark and light was a joy to behold.
The exhibition runs until October 11th
Looks like quite a nice exhibition, and admission is ONLY 200 yen, 100 yen for kids and seniors! What a good deal. Thanks for the advice… I may be in Tokyo soon with my parents doing some sightseeing and will try to check it out.