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LUCAS CRANACH THE ELDER: 500 Years of the Power of Temptation

January 28 – April 16, 2017

This is the first exhibition devoted to the entire career of Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), a preeminent German Renaissance painter, to ever be held in Japan. While depicting Venus, Salome and other female figures from classical narratives with an unusual eroticism, Cranach’s countless “seductive images” exerted a notable influence on later generations of artists, as seen here in approximately 100 works.

Judith with the Head of Holofernes Lucas Cranach the Elder c.1525/30
kunsthistorisches Museum,Vienna ©KHM- Museumsverband

Pierre Alechinsky

January 28 – April 9, 2017

Born in Brussels in 1927, Pierre Alechinsky remains at the forefront of the art world. After helping form Cobra, a group of artists who explored new frontiers in art, in 1948, Alechinsky combined figurative and abstract elements to create attractive paintings that were strongly inspired by Japanese calligraphy. This retrospective, the artist’s first in Japan, presents a spectacular view of this alluring body of work.

Pierre Alechinsky Contre la Photographie 1969
The ING BELGIUM COLLECTION © Pierre Alechinsky, 2016