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Utagawa HiroshigeThe Sea off Satta in Suruga Province (Suruga Satta kaijō)1858From the series ‘36 Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjūrokkei)’Coloured woodblock print, 36.9 × 25.1 cmNational Museums in Berlin, Museum of Asian Art, photo: courtesy of the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, © bpk
Edgar DegasBreakfast after the Batharound 1895/1890Pastel on paper, 121 × 92 cmPrivate collection
Katsushika HokusaiSouth Wind, Clear Sky (Gaifū kaisei)1830 – 1831From the series ‘36 Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjūrokkei)’Coloured woodblock print, 36.9 × 25.1 cmBibliothèque nationale de France, formerly in the Henri Rivière collection
Vincent van GoghThe Courtesan (after Eisen)1887Oil on cotton, 110.3 × 60 cmVan Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
Paul GauguinReclining Tahitian Women / Arearea no varua ino1894Oil on canvas, 60 × 98 cmNy Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
Claude MonetWater-Lily Pond1899Oil on canvas, 89 × 93 cmState Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Utagawa HiroshigeInside Kameido Tenjin Shrine (Kameido Tenjin keidai)1856Plate 65 from the series ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)’Coloured woodblock print, 34.2 × 22.5 cmBibliothèque nationale de France, formerly in the Henri Rivière collection
Tamamura KoōzaburōoA Wisteria Trellis at Kameido Shrine in Tokyo / ‘A499. Wysteria vine’2nd half of 19th c.Albumen print, hand-coloured, 18.5 × 24.3 cmSammlung P.+R. Herzog, Basel
Claude MonetBed of Chrysanthemums1897Oil on canvas, 130.8 × 88.9 cmPrivate collection
Pierre BonnardNannies’ Promenade, Frieze of Carriages1894/1897Four-panel screenlithographs in five colours, each 143 × 46 cmJules Maeght Collection, San Francisco © 2015 ProLitteris, Zurich
Japanese tea bowl (chawan) in the form of a shoe (kutsugata), Mino, Oribe typeEdo period, 18th c.Stoneware, green and white glaze, painted with iron, 8 × 14.8 × 13.3 cmMuseum Folkwang, Essen
Japanese dyeing stencils2nd half of 19th c.Paper, cut, 41.1 × 62.8 cmMuseum Folkwang, Essen
Keisai (Ikeda) Eisen, Chrysanthemums (Kiku)1830sColoured woodblock print, 36.8 × 24.5 cmBaur Foundation, Geneva / Photo Gérard, Geneva
Félix VallottonThe Shower1894Woodcut, 25.3 × 32.2 cmKunsthaus Zürich
Utagawa YoshitoraCherry Blossom Time1847 – 1852Coloured woodblock print, middle part of triptych, 36 × 25 cmVan Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) Copy formerly in the Van Gogh Collection
Katsushika Taito IICarp (Koi)around 1830–1844Coloured woodblock print, 36.4 × 17 cmNational Museums in Berlin, Museum of Asian Art Photo: courtesy of the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto
Vincent van GoghQuay with Men Unloading Sand Barges1888Oil on canvas, 55.1 × 66.2 cmMuseum Folkwang, Essen
James Jacques Joseph TissotYoung Women Looking at Japanese Articles1869Oil on canvas, 70.5 × 50.2 cmCincinnati Art Museum, Gift of Henry M. Goodyear, M.D.

‘Monet, Gauguin, van Gogh … Japanese Inspirations’ brings to the Kunsthaus Zürich a major exhibition devoted to one of the most fascinating chapters in French art during the second half of the 19th century. With more than 350 works from around the globe, it offers a revealing insight into European perceptions of Japan at the time. The focus is on the period 1860 to 1910, from the early phase to the heyday of Japanese art’s reception in France. The presentation explores three different ways in which western artists engaged with Japan: the depiction of Japanese objects and motifs in their works; the transposition of pictorial themes and forms inspired by Japan to the western context, where they were reinterpreted; and the internalization of Japanese art’s characteristic styles and techniques. We hope you enjoy your visit!

The exhibition is a collaboration with the Museum Folkwang, Essen.

Supported by the Truus and Gerrit van Riemsdijk Foundation, other patrons and our sponsoring paint supplier Farrow & Ball.