Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chimei Hamada Exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery

It is the scenery of the Chimei Hamada Exhibition, which was held from Dec. 14th, 2007 to Jan. 27th, 2008 at the Uffizi Gallery. During the same term, Rembrant exhibition was also held in the next room.

Getting collected in the museum, which has over 400 years of history and is renowned worldwide for its great collection of Italian Renaissance paintings, is a rare case. Both one-man exhibition and being housed in the museum are the historic achievements so that Japanese artist has accomplished none of them before.

We interviewed some visitors about the works by Chimei Hamada. Looking at a painting, Elegy for a New Conscript: A Flabby Sun Rises, one of them highly praised it and said: “it is a true masterpiece that depicts the vast continent in its small surface and everlasting way that imply the suffering of war.”