Art / Openings Outside Tokyo

OUTSIDE TOKYO

'Leonard Foujita: Art Bridging the East and the West'

NAGOYA CITY ART MUSEUM

by Megan Green

Staff Writer

Until July 3

Fujita Tsuguharu, more commonly known as Leonard Foujita, is often credited as the artist to bridge the cultures of Japan and France by introducing a new style of painting. The innovative artist blended traditional Japanese painting and inking techniques with modern European composition, styles and mediums, such as oils and watercolors.

More than 150 works by Foujita are on display for this exhibition, which has drawn pieces from both Japanese and foreign collections. Included in the collection are his famous cat portraits and his nudes.

Nagoya City Art Museum; 2-17-25 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi. Osukannon Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. until 8 p.m.) ¥1,400. Closed Mon. 052-212-0001; www.leonard-foujita2016.com