A new exibition celebrating Japan and its culture is going to open tomorrow 3rd April in Pitti Palace in Florence. Thanks to works coming from prestigious Japanese and Italian museums we’ll do a journey in the fascinating art of Japan.
The exibition takes place in three different museums inside Pitti Palace: the Museo degli Argenti will host the exhibition”About line and colour. Japan, her arts and her encounter with the West” focused on the ancient art of Japan through painting, calligraphy, sculpture, lacquer ware, ceramics, metals and colourful fabrics.
“The Elegance of Memory. Decorative Arts in Modern Japan” will be hosted in the Sala Bianca of the Galleria Palatina and will exibit modern and contemporary Japanese art, from the XIX century to present day with works coming from the most important museums of Tokyo and Kyoto.
The last of the three exibitions will be in the Gallery of Modern Art. Its title is “Japonism. Suggestions of the Orient between the Macchiaioli and the 1930s”. There will be a group of works by famous Italian painters, such as Giovanni Fattori, Telemaco Signorini, Giuseppe De Nittis and Mariano Fortuny that between 1870s and 1940s felt in love with Japan, a country that had been almost completely unknown to the world till then.
The exibition will start on 3rd April until 1st July 2012. The ticket for the three sections of the exibition costs 18 euro.