“The Development of Impressionism: Monet, Renoir and the Next Generations”


by Yuhei Wada

Staff Writer

The French Impressionists’ introduction of vibrant colors, dynamic brushwork and unconventional composition had a profound effect on 20th-century Western art.

In an exploration of the influence of Impressionism, this show displays representative works of two of its principal painters — Pierre-August Renoir and Claude Monet — alongside the work of later artists, including Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso; Jan. 21-July 8.

The Pola Museum of Art; (0460) 84-2111; 1285 Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa; Gora Station, Hakone Tozan Line. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,800. www.polamuseum.or.jp