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“Louvre Museum Exhibition Drawing Love” at Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art-Expression of “love” seen in Western paintings such as Fragonard-Fashion Press


The exhibition “Louvre Museum Exhibition Drawing Love” will be held at the Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art from June 27th (Tuesday) to September 24th (Sunday), 2023. This is a traveling exhibition that was also held at the National Art Center, Tokyo.

Introducing works from the Louvre collection focusing on “love”

François Boucher, Amol’s Target, 1758, Louvre Museum, Paris
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot / distributed by AMF-DNPartcom

Love has been one of the important themes in Western art since ancient times. For example, mythological paintings based on Greek and Roman mythology, and genre paintings depicting the daily lives of real people, depict the passion, desires, sensual pleasure, anguish and sorrow of the gods and people who yearn for them. ing.

Sassoferrato (real name: Giovanni Battista Salvi), Sleeping Infant Jesus, c.1640-85, Louvre Museum, Paris
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Stéphane Maréchalle / distributed by AMF-DNPartcom

On the other hand, in religious paintings, love is expressed in a different way from mythological paintings and genre paintings. The unconditional love that God gives to man and the love that man gives to God are depicted in themes such as the Holy Family, the crucifixion of Christ, and the martyrdom of saints, and are shown to believers.

François Gérard
François Gérard, Amor and Psyche, or Psyche receiving Amor’s first kiss, 1798, Paris, Louvre Museum
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Tony Querrec / distributed by AMF-DNPartcom

The exhibition “Louvre Museum Exhibition Painting Love” introduces how various forms of love in the West have been expressed in painting through 73 works selected from the collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Works from the 16th to 19th centuries, such as François Boucher’s Target of Amor, Eugène Delacroix’s Bride of Abydos, and Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s Barring, will be on display.

Exhibition overview

Exhibition “The Louvre Museum Exhibition Drawing Love”
Date: June 27 (Tue) – September 24 (Sun), 2023
Venue: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art Main Building North Corridor 1F, New Building Higashiyama Cube
Address: 124 Okazaki Enshojicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00 (admission until 60 minutes before closing)
Closed: Mondays (open on July 17 (Mon./holiday) and September 18 (Mon./holiday))
Admission fee: General 2,100 yen (1,900 yen), high school and university students 1,500 yen (1,300 yen), elementary and junior high school students 1,000 yen (800 yen), preschoolers free
* Reservation priority system (must visit the museum website)
*Prices in ( ) are for advance tickets and groups of 20 or more.
*July 8th (Sat), 9th (Sun), 15th (Sat), 16th (Sun) are free admission days for elementary school students
* Free for those who present a disability certificate and one caregiver

・About the exhibition
Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art
TEL: 075-771-4334
Kyodo Information
TEL: 0570-200-888

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