Visit to Folkwang Museum in Essen – Renoir, Monet, Gauguin
- Posted by Caroline Degen
- On 8. April 2022
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Folkwang Museum in Essen and to mark this very special occasion there is an outstanding exhibition of a collection of late-impressionist art from Karl Ernst Osthaus (1874–1921) along with the collection of Kōjirō Matsukata (1866–1950). This Japanese collection of French Impressionism is normally housed in the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, but for the first time since the '50s it is being presented comprehensively in Europe. Featuring around 120 masterpieces by Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Auguste Rodin, the exhibition reveals how modern French art was not only appreciated by Western collectors at the beginning of the 20th century, but also found an early following in Japan. This is depicted through two fascinating collector personalities of the early 20th century: Kōjirō Matsukata and Karl Ernst Osthaus.
One of our members, Susanne W., has very kindly arranged for us to have a guided tour in English. This promises to be an exceptional exhibition, so come along and see these works of art before they return to Japan.
Cost will be between €15 and €20 depending on the number of participants.
Please register with Pat H by Monday 18th April if you would like to join the tour.
LocationFolkwang Museum, Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, Germany
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