For the autumn of 2019 the Mudec - Museum of Cultures presents the Mudec East project: Japan is the great protagonist of the imaginary of the East that began to form in Europe as early as the late sixteenth century, to then spread as a true fascination for many European artists and intellectuals of the nineteenth century, attracted by the exotic suggestions of those distant lands.
"Mudec East" is divided into two exhibitions from 1 October to 2 February 2020 and a programme of initiatives to tell the facets of Japanese culture and the artistic-cultural encounter of Europe and Asia, and in particular of Italy and Japan.
In the first exhibit, the works exhibited come all from Japan, mostly from the Passalacqua Collection, and illustrate the first historical relations between Italy and Japan.
The second exhibition focuses on entrepreneurial adventures and artistic exchanges from the end of the 19th century: many European artists and intellectuals suffered the enchantment of Japanism, from De Nittis to Rodin, from Van Gogh to Gauguin, from Toulouse-Lautrec to Monet, from Galileo Chini to Giovanni Segantini and many others.
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