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In Japan, the months of October and November are collectively known as the “Autumn of the Arts”. It is called so because the weather is quite comfortable, making it easy to concentrate on creative activities. Many art exhibitions are held in Japan during this season; as the days slowly grow chillier, make some time to pop into a warm museum or two and acquaint yourself with the arts.
Tokyo for the biggest Vermeer exhibition ever held in a Japanese museum. The venue features roughly 50 works in total, including worldwide rare and widely acclaimed productions by exemplary Dutch Golden Age painters such as Gabriël Metsu and Pieter de Hooch.
This special exhibition was made possible with support from all eight of the Louvre’s curatorial departments. Focusing on portraiture using the Louvre’s abundant and diverse collection, this exhibition takes a close look at the many ways in which artists portrayed the human form. Among the portraits on display is “La Bella Nani”, which last visited Japan 27 years ago; as one of the most celebrated masterpieces of the Louvre’s portrait collection, it simply is a must-see!
”The Art of Portraiture in the Louvre Collections”
Sept. 22, 2018 (Sat) – Jan. 14, 2019 (Mon/holiday), Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Located in the heart of Ishikawa, this modern art museum boasts some of the highest visitor counts in the nation. It is distinctive for having many works of art that can be enjoyed interactively, such as its signature permanent installation “The Swimming Pool” by Leandro Erlich.
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