Foujita: A Retrospective
This exhibition, organized with the cooperation of museums in Japan, U.S.A., France, and elsewhere in Europe, provides a major retrospective of the entire artistic career of celebrated Japanese painter Léonard Foujita (1886-1968).
The exhibition provides new perspectives and endeavors to capture the essence of his art through a chronological display of major works from each period, organized by genre and including landscapes, portraits, nudes and religious themes. Among the many highlights are a number of major nudes painted in Foujita’s signature Grand fond blanc (“milky white”).
Some of these works have rarely been exhibited in Japan or will be shown in Japan for the first time.
Image: At the Café, 1949 Centre Pompidou Photo © Musée La Piscine (Roubaix), Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Arnaud Loubry / distributed by AMF © Fondation Foujita / ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017 E2833