It has been more than 35 years since a large-scale show of impressionist artist Mary Cassatt’s work has been shown in Japan, making this retrospective of 80 works a must-see for fans.
The exhibition includes oil paintings, pastels, prints and drawings, which, unlike many fellow impressionists in the 1800s, focused on women and everyday domestic settings. While most painters working in France at that time looked to landscapes and street scenes for inspiration, Cassatt often highlighted mothers and their children.
Some of Cassatt’s paintings, including “Woman Bathing” and “The Coiffure,” also drew inspiration from the colorful works of Japan’s master printmakers.
Yokohama Museum of Art; 3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa. Minatomirai Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,600. Closed Thu. 03-5777-8600; yokohama.art.museum/eng
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