Hiramatsu Reiji. Water Lilies - Homage to Monet

12.06.2014 to 31.08.2014
Museum für Asiatische Kunst

On the initiative of His Excellency Nakane Takeshi, Ambassador of Japan to Germany, the Museum für Asiatische Kunst is marking the twentieth anniversary of the twinning of Tokyo and Berlin with a presentation of a selection of works by the painter Hiramatsu Reiji (born in Tokyo in 1941) from the collection of the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny, France.

Executed between 2010 and 2014 in accordance with the complex artistic conventions, techniques and materials of the neo-traditional nihonga style (literally 'Japanese-style paintings’), Hiramatsu Reiji’s series of paintings responds to the celebrated water lily paintings by the French painter Claude Monet (1840-1926), which in turn drew on Monet’s fascination with Japanese woodcuts.

Both artists found inspiration in the garden Monet created in Giverny. Hiramatsu’s paintings, informed by the artist’s distinctly Japanese sensibility which finds expression in the composition and materiality of his works as well as in the artist’s sensitive response to the seasons, continue the seminal exchange of ideas between Japan and Europe.

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Please note that due to preparations for the transfer to the Humboldt Forum the Collection of South, Southeast, and Central Asian Art on the ground floor, that contains, amongst others, the famous 'Turfan' collection as well as art from India, have been closed since 11 January 2016.

Extended opening time Fri 6 to Sun 8 January 2017
Over the weekend of 7–8 January, the Ethnologisches Museum and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst will open their doors for the last time at their current location, before preparing in readiness for the move to Humboldt Forum. For this reason, the opening hours on this weekend will be extended and special events will be on offer.
Fri 6 January 2017: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat 7 January 2017: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sun 8 January 2017 : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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