As I approached Ueno Park, I saw an old Western-style house on the corner. It is the Kuroda Memorial Hall, built in accordance with the will of Seiki Kuroda, who is considered the father of modern Japanese Western-style painting. Kuroda Seiki was an eccentric artist who went to France to study law, but changed his mind two years later and began to study painting. As a result, what he brought back to Japan was not knowledge of law, but the most advanced painting techniques of the time, and it is interesting to note that he came to be known as the father of modern Western-style painting in Japan. Many of you have probably seen Kuroda Seiki's works in your textbooks.
Passing through the old entrance, I entered the memorial hall. I don't know what kind of items are in the collection, but I was expecting to see some of Seiki Kuroda's famous works, but I was not so naive. Most of the paintings displayed in the exhibition room on the second floor of the museum were not by Kuroda Seiki, but by Raphael Collin, who was Kuroda Seiki's mentor when he studied in France.
|Sep 2019 ARCHITECTURE TOKYO
|FIGURE MUSEUM STAIRWAY UENO WINDOW
September 23, 2019
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