THE GREATS: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Period: April 22 (Fri) – July 3 (Sun), 2022
Venue: Exhibition Rooms
Closed: Mondays (Open the Monday of May 2)
Hours: 9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours: Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Organized by: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, The Mainichi Newspapers, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc.
Supported by: British Council
The Scottish National Gallery has one of the best collections of Western paintings in the world. An exhibition of the masterpieces is currently being held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
The exhibition of works by masters who colored the history of Western painting from the Renaissance to the latter half of the 19th century, such as Raphael, El Greco, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Renoir, Monet and Gogan, is also wonderful. In particular, Andrea del Verrocchio’s “The Virgin of Worship of the Infant Christ (” Our Lady of Ruskin “)” drawn around 1470 is impressive. Verrocchio, also known as Leonardo da Vinci’s master of painting. It’s a work that you can hardly see in Japan.
Diego Velázquez (born 1599) painted “Old Woman Cooking Eggs” when she was only 19 years old. It turns out that Velázquez had already acquired the technique as a painter at the age of 19. He vividly depicts how the eggs are being cooked.