Hiramatsu, The Lily Pond. Homage to Monet
July 13 - October 31, 2013
Japanese art definitely exerted an influence on Claude Monet, as is made clear by his collection of Japanese prints, which can today be admired at Giverny.
The exhibition “Hiramatsu, The Lily Pond. Homage to Monet“ demonstrated that, in the same way that Japanese prints were a way to introduce a new philosophy of space and light for the Impressionists, the canvases by Monet were a source of inspiration to Hiramatsu Reiji.
Born in Tokyo in 1941, this Japanese painter visited Paris for the first time in 1994 and discovered the huge paintings “Waterlilies” at the Orangerie. And he took the opportunity to wander in the footsteps of the French master by visiting the garden in Giverny. "Hiramatsu, The Lily Pond. Homage to Monet" brought together thirty or so paintings that, made using the traditional nihonga technique, unite tradition and modernity. The exhibition also presented works by Claude Monet, and a selection of Japanese prints, from Hokusai to Hiroshige.
Discover the video of the exhibition (only in French)
We are grateful to the CG27 for this video and especially to Fabien Anquetin.
This exhibition was supported by the Fondation du Japon.