Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London
London’s National Gallery is revered
far and wide for its comprehensive collection of European master painters, and ranks
as one of the ten most visited art museums in the world. This show, held in Tokyo before travelling to Osaka in July, is the very first time in the institution’s almost two- century-long history that a large-scale exhibition of highlights from its bountiful collectionhasbeenheldoutside of the National Gallery’s own walls. A total of 61 works, all being shown in Japan for the first time, are divided into sections with themes such as ‘Landscape Painting and the Picturesque’ and ‘The Golden Age of Dutch Painting’, with artists including Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer, to name but a few.