Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art
 
EXHIBITION

Naobumi Seimiya Infinitely Deep and Clear Air 

Dec 14, 2019-Mar 8, 2020

Naobumi Seimiya Infinitely Deep and Clear Air 

Born in Tokyo as the first son of Hitoshi Seimiya, who was a painter and printmaker, Naobumi Seimiya (1917-1991) studied oil painting at Tokyo Fine Arts School (present-day Tokyo University of the Arts). After beginning to devote his career to painting around 1953, he created woodblock prints and glass paintings as a full-fledged artist. His tranquil, poetic artworks have been highly valued and still fascinate many people.

This exhibition is the first to present to viewers in the Kansai region an overall picture of his artistic career. While Naobumi Seimiya is widely renowned as a printmaker, the exhibition also sheds new light on his glass paintings, fully sharing the charms of his artworks, which seem to penetrate the depth of viewer's hearts.

◎Date

Dec 14,2019 – Mar 8,2020
[The First Half]Dec 14,2019 – Jan 26,2020
[The Second Half]Jan 28,2020 – Mar 8,2020

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*last admission: 4:30 p.m.

◎Closed

Mondays
(or next regular weekday if Monday falls on a public holiday)
Dec 26,2019 – Jan 3,2020

◎Organizers

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art

◎Admission*Prices in parenthes is apply to groups of 20 or more.
*All prices are tax included.

Adult
900 yen(800 yen)
University or high school student
500 yen(400 yen)
Admission is free for junior high school students and younger children.
Admission is 300 yen upon presentation of a Disabled Person's Booklet (Shogaisha Techo).

◎Supporting Groups

Kyoto Prefecture, OYAMAZAKI TOWN,
Oyamazaki Town Board of Education,
The Kyoto Shimbun Co.,Ltd.,
The YOMIURI SHIMBUN KYOTO BUREAU,
The Asahi Shimbun Kyoto General Bureau,
THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS KYOTO BUREAU,
THE SANKEI SHIMBUN Kyoto,
THE CHUNICHI SHIMBUN KYOTO BUREAU,
FM-KYOTO INC.

◎Collaborator

MIURA ARTS

Main Exhibits

  • Butterfly

    "Butterfly"
    1963 Woodblock Print
    The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
    Terunuma Collection
    [The Second Half]

  • Evening Sun with a Cat

    "Evening Sun with a Cat"
    1979 Woodblock Print
    The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
    Terunuma Collection
    [The Second Half]

  • Oncoming Rain

    "Oncoming Rain"
    1973 Glass Painting
    Private Collection
    [Entire period]

  • Grass Seed in a Glass and Evening Sun

    "Grass Seed in a Glass and Evening Sun"
    Unknown Glass Painting
    Private Collection
    [Entire period]

Related Event

Gallery Talk by Curator

Date 14:00-14:30
every second & fourth Saturday
Venue Museum galleries
Admission Free of charge *Need museum admission
No advance application needed

Café Event Special Café Menu
~Naobumi Seimiya Infinitely Deep and Clear Air~

Butterfly—Blueberry cake & salted butter cookie

This sweets set is inspired by Butterfly, a work by Naobumi Seimiya in 1963.
The cake comprises alternating layers of spongy cake and mildly sweet blueberry jam, topped with a layer of butter cream containing the powder of butterfly pea flowers covered with butterfly pea jam.
Savor the cake together with a butterfly-shaped salted butter cookie.

Evening Sun with a Cat—Raspberry cake & cocoa cookie

This sweets set is inspired by Evening Sun with a Cat, a work by Naobumi Seimiya in 1979.
The cake comprises alternating layers of strawberry-flavored spongy cake and sweet-and-sour raspberry jam, topped with a layer of raspberry-flavored butter cream covered with strawberry jam.
Savor the cake together with a cat-shaped cocoa cookie.

Dates
available
10:00-16:45
Dec 14,2019 – Mar 8,2020
Cooperation RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Price Cake ¥570 each (include tax)
Cake with tea/coffee ¥970 each (include tax)
*Need museum admission
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