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“World of M.C.Escher”

SPECIAL

April 23(Sat)-May 29(Sun),2016

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) was a genius printmaker produced by 20th Century Netherlands, and is a familiar figure even in Japan as an artist who worked in “trompe-l’oeil” (trick pictures). Based on the theme of an abstract concept of “changes in appearance, circulation, infinity, and rivalry between two dimensions and three dimensions”, Escher left behind a great number of works with a unique style of painting, and even now he is highly regarded as a leading Dutch artist.
This exhibition gives a comprehensive introduction to the appeal of Escher by carefully selecting approximately 110 prints and 30 materials from the precious Escher collection owned by the Netherlands’ M.C. Escher Foundation. In addition, we are also displaying works by Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, a leading artist in 20th Century Dutch graphics and Escher’s teacher. There is no doubt that through Mesquita’s works you will be able to see the origins of Escher’s art.
This exhibition is the ideal opportunity to gain an understanding not only of the “trompe-l’oeil” (trick pictures) that made Escher internationally famous, but also the various challenges to expression that he faced along the way.

《写像球体を持つ手》1935年 All M.C. Escher works copyright © The M.C. Escher Company B.V. -Baarn-Holland. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com
M.C. Escher(R) is a Registered Trademark of The M.C. Escher Company B.V.

《上昇と下降》1960年 All M.C. Escher works copyright © The M.C. Escher Company B.V. -Baarn-Holland. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com
M.C. Escher(R) is a Registered Trademark of The M.C. Escher Company B.V.

《滝》1961年 All M.C. Escher works copyright © The M.C. Escher Company B.V. -Baarn-Holland. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com
M.C. Escher(R) is a Registered Trademark of The M.C. Escher Company B.V.

《昼と夜》1938年 All M.C. Escher works copyright © The M.C. Escher Company B.V. -Baarn-Holland. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com
M.C. Escher(R) is a Registered Trademark of The M.C. Escher Company B.V.

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Period:
April 23(Sat)-May 29(Sun),2016
  
Venue:
TKAMATSU ART MUSEUM
  
Closed:
Mondays
  
Hours:
Monday - Saturday & Holidays: 9:30 - 19:00 (Entry until 18:30)
Sunday: 9:30 - 17:00 (Entry until 16:30) / (9:30-17:00)
  
Organized by:
Takamatsu Art MuseumPlanning
  
cooperation:
Curators Inc.Support:Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Osaka/Kobe
  
Admission:
【General / Sniors65+】¥1,000(Group of 20 ore more. ¥800)
【College students】¥500 (Group of 20 ore more.¥ 400)
【High school age or younger】Admission free
*Fees inside [ ] are for advance sales and groups of 20 or more
*Advance sale tickets are on sale until April 22 (Fri.) at the reception on the 1st floor of Takamatsu Art Museum, Takamatsu City Hall Seikyo(co-op store), Youme Town Takamatsu service counter, and the Honten and Minami-honten branches of Miyawaki Shoten
  
Telephone Inquiry
Takamatsu Art Museum
TEL +81-87-823-1711
  

Related Event

Commemorative lecture 1

“Workshop: “Let’s make Dutch hats!” Workshop: “Let’s make Dutch hats!” Escher: His Life & Works”
  
Date:
13:30-15:00 (TBC) on April 29 (Fri./national holiday)
  
Lecturer:
Kyouko Yasuda (Head of Sasebo City Museum Shimanose Art Center)
  
Admission:
Free of charge
  
Capacity:
150 persons
  

Commemorative lecture 2

“Escher’s country, the country of picture books: the Netherlands”
  
Date:
14:00-15:00 (TBC) on May 28 (Sat.)
  
Lecturer:
Etsuko Nozaka (translator/writer) Admission:Free of charge
  
Capacity:
150 persons
  

Workshop: “Let’s make Dutch hats!”

  
Date:
10:30-12:00 (TBC) on May 28 (Sat.)  *Reception opens at 13:00
  
Lecturers:
Etsuko Nozaka
  
Contents:
Produce a festival hat from the Netherlands, the country of Escher’s birth! Picture books and picture story shows are also read out.
  
Only for:
aged 3-elementary school age (children under school age must be accompanied by a parent)
  
Admission:
¥500
  
Capacity:
15 children
  
Applications for:
By phone, starting from 8:30 on Mon. 2 May.
  

GALLERY TALK

  
Date:
From 14:00 on April 23 (Sat.) and May 21 (Sat.)
  
Venue:
TAKAMATSU ART MUSEUM 2nd floor exhibition galleries and elsewhere; admission ticket required
  
Cooperation:
Curator
  
Admission:
Free of charge
  

GALLERY TALK(Volunteer civi)

  
Date:
Every Sunday during exhibition period From 11:00 and 14:00
  
Venue:
TAKAMATSU ART MUSEUM 2nd floor exhibition galleries and elsewhere; admission ticket required
  
Cooperation:
Volunteer
  
civiAdmission:
Free of charge
  

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