Every Inch an Impressionist

Camille Pissarro(1830-1903) was the only painter who participated in all Impressionist Exhibitions from the first to the eighth.
Pissarro's landscapes are calm and beautiful, painting light and ordinary life in a gentle manner. While, in the late 19th century, there were several social problems like environmental pollution and poverty. Therefore, the painter has continually looked at reality, in order to represent it without sentimentalization, and pursued an ideal that reconcile human beings with the Nature.
This exhibition marks the 10th anniversary of Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art. It reviews Impressionist expressions with Pissarro's works as the core. Over 100 works will be exhibited, including about 90 Pissarros both from Japan and around the world, as well as works by Monet and Renoir, et al.

Section 1 Wandering: from an Island of Caribbean Sea to Paris, 1852-1870

View of L'Hermitage, Côte des Gratte-Coqs, Pontoise
c.1867, Oil on canvas, 70×100cm, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck

Section 2 From the Salon to the Impressionism, 1870-1875

View of Chestnut Trees at Osny
c.1873, Oil on canvas, 65×81cm, Private Collection

Section 3  Impressionism: from Landscape to Figure, 1875-1883

View Rye Field, Côte des Gratte-Coqs, Pontoise
1877, Oil on canvas, 60.3×73.7cm, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

Section 4  Neo-Impressionism or a Certain Gaze on the Shadow, 1883-1896

Kew Gardens, London, the Path to the Large Glass House
1892, Oil on canvas, 54×65cm
Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation

Section 5  Revival of the Impressionism: the Reverse of the Shadow, 1896-1903

View of The Outer Harbor at Dieppe, Bright Cloudy Weather
1902, Oil on canvas, 60×73cm,
Private Collection

Camille Pissarro: Patriarche de la modernite

Wed., June 6 to Sun., August 19, 2012

Opening hours
10:00-18:00 (-20:00 on Fri. and Sat.)
Admission until 30 minutes before closing
Closed on Mon.(except July 16), July 17

Organized by the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, the Sankei Shimbun, and the Kobe Shimbun
Co-organized by ARTIS Inc.
With the support by the Embassy of France, Ito Cultural Foundation, Hyogo Prefecture, Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education, Kobe City, Kobe City Board of Education, Kansai Telecasting Corporation, Sankei Sports, Fuji Evening News, Sankei Living Shimbun Inc., Sun Television Co., FM 802, Osaka Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Radio Kansai Co., Ltd.,kiss-FM KOBE

With the special sponsorship of Osaka University of Arts Osaka University of Arts
With the sponsorship of Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
With the cooperation of AIRFRANCEHotel Okura KOBE

Agency for Cultural AffairsThis exhibition is covered by the Japanese Act on the Indemnification of Damage to Works of Art in Exhibitions (Act No.17 of 2011).


Adults: \1300 (\1100),
university students: \900 (\700),
high school students/seniors (65 and over): \650 (\550),
junior-high school students and younger: Free

*Prices in parentheses are for advance tickets and groups of more than 20 people.
*Disabled visitors and one caretaker will be admitted at half price when displaying an ID at the museum ticket office (not available to those over 65).

*Advance tickets will be available until Tue., June 5 through Ticket Pia (P-code: 765-105), Lawson Ticket (L-code: 56638), major ticket agencies throughout the Kansai area.
*Common ticket for this and the exhibition Edward Burne-Jones (Sat., Sep. 1 to Sun., Oct. 14, 2012) is scheduled to be available at the museum ticket office.