Last Impressionist – Time of Intimacy (1900-1920′s Paris)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art (東郷青児記念 損保ジャパン日本興亜美術館)
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan


This exhibition introduces the works of artists who were active in the art community in Paris in the early 20th century, including Eugène Carrière, Edmond-François Aman-Jean, and Henri Le Sidaner. These artists painted accessible and enchanting works that inherited the styles of impressionism and neo-impressionism of the previous century. Not being members of avant-garde art movements such as Fauvism and Cubism, their works have rarely been approached from an art-history perspective focusing on modernism. Nonetheless, the works, which depicted what the artists saw while capturing the poetic sentiments that were imbued in nature and objects, attained success both commercially and critically. These artists did in fact contribute to shaping the French art scene in the early 20th century. This exhibition displays approximately 80 works by about 20 artists who were members of La Société Nouvelle des Peintres et Sculpteurs. It will transport you to, and guide you through early 20th century Paris.

La Société Nouvelle des Peintres et Sculpteurs: A group formed to present works by young artists. Comprised mainly of artists from salons, the Société Nouvelle held an exposition every spring from 1900 to 1922 at Galerie Georges Petit in Paris.


1. Emile Claus, Coucher de soleil sur la Lys,1911, 71×92cm, photo © Galerie Patrick Derom
2. Henri Le Sidaner, Le Dimanche, 1898, 112.5×192cm, photo © Yves Le Sidaner
3. Henri Martin, Portrait au fauteuil vert de Mme Henri Martin, 1910, 87×80cm


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