IMPRESSIONS OF EAST. Art and collecting between Europe and Japan
October 1st, 2019 – February 2nd, 2020
The MUDEC - Museo delle Culture of Milan presents for Autumn 2019 the project MUDEC East, which will involve all the exhibition spaces of the museum and will relate from different points of view - artistic, historical and ethnographic - the reciprocal exchanges between Japan and Europe in the course of time and the cultural encounter between the two worlds.
The exhibition “Impressions of the East. Art and collecting between Europe and Japan" illustrates, through a wide and diversified selection of works coming from Italy and from abroad, the development of the taste directed towards Japan which pervaded the western artistic culture between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, particularly in France and in Italy.
On display over 170 works between paintings, prints, furnishings, sculptures and objects of applied art, coming from important Italian and European museums and from private collectors.
Galileo Chini (1873-1956) "Turandot" screen, 1926, Oil on canvas, cm 212 x 62 (each panel) Parma, private collection
Gerolamo Induno (1825-1890) The little Japanese woman, 1880-85 Oil on canvas, cm 45 x 34,8 Private collection, courtesy Enrico Gallerie d'Arte, Milano PHOTOCREDIT: Photo Courtesy Enrico Gallerie d'Arte, Milano