The picturesque region of Normandy in northern France became a fashionable resort area for Parisians after the establishment of railways made it more accessible during the late 19th century. But even before then, landscape painters had long been enchanted by the area, drawn to its abundance of nature and historical architecture.
This selection of paintings, drawings, prints and photography explores Normandy’s role in the evolution of modern landscape painting — from Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism to Fauvism; Sept. 6-Nov. 9.
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art 42F Sompo Japan Headquarters Bldg., 1-26-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Shinjuku Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,100. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.sompo-japan.co.jp/museum/english