Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), the leading French Symbolist painter, was also a professor at Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts. He taught many well-known artists but he was particularly enamored with Georges Rouault (1871-1958), who he sometimes referred to as his “son.” Moreau encouraged Rouault throughout his life and even appointed him as the director of the Gustave Moreau Museum in his will.
This is the first exhibition in the world to focus on the relationship between Moreau and Rouault. On display are about 70 oil paintings, sketches, letters and other items, some of which are on loan from museums in France. Highlights include paintings from Moreau’s final years, which are being shown in Japan for the first time; Sept. 7-Dec.10.
Shiodome Museum; 03-5405-8686; 4F Panasonic Tokyo Shiodome Bldg., 1-5-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Shiodome Station, Oedo Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Wed. www.panasonic.co.jp/es/museum
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