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Lithographs and Etchings from Fin-de-Siècle France

Tuesday 17 March – Sunday 31 May 2015
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fridays 9:30 am - 8:00 pm (Admission ends 30 mins. before closing time)
Mondays except 30 March, 4 May and 18 May.
Prints and Drawings Gallery, NMWA
Organized by:
The National Museum of Western Art
Admission Fees:
Adults 430 yen (220 yen), College students 130 yen (70 yen)
Numbers in parentheses indicate discount fees for groups of 20 or more.
Admission is free for Special Exhibition or Permanent Collection ticket holders.
Visitors aged 18 and under or 65 and older are admitted free of charge. Please show your ID upon entrance to confirm your age.
Disabled visitors admitted free of charge, with one attendant. Please present your disability identification upon arrival.
《Illustrations for <Les Cantilènes>: Voix Qui Revenez (Solitude)》

Émile Bernard
《Illustrations for <Les Cantilènes>: Voix Qui Revenez (Solitude)》
ca. 1892 zincographs

In the late 19th century a large number of European painters turned to the production of prints as they sought their own, novel creative forms of expression. This development meant that the print arts in France became all the more active, rising to new and splendid heights.

This exhibition presents a selection of works from the NMWA collection of turn of the century prints, many by famous French painters, focusing on etchings and lithographs (including zincographs), plus works that have rarely been displayed. The Permanent Collection Galleries also feature paintings by some of these artists. This exhibition will allow visitors to become familiar with a surprising and unexpected aspect of these painters, and compare their expressive styles used in different media.

《Femme Couronne d'Epines (Le Silence)》

Henri-Jean-Guillaume Martin
《Femme Couronne d'Epines (Le Silence)》
1897 Color-Lithograph


Paul-Albert Besnard
1900 Etching

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