About the exhibition
This autumn and winter, the relationship between West and Orient becomes the absolute protagonist of the spaces of MUDEC Thanks to the exhibition “Impressioni d’oriente. Arte e collezionismo tra Europa e Giappone” (literally “Oriental Impressions. Art and Collecting between Europe and Japan). All the exhibition spaces of MUDEC are involved in the large-size display highlighting the mutual exchanges and influences between Europe and Japan between the 19th and the 20th century under an artistic, historical and ethnographic point of view.
The pieces on display
Through an in-depth analysis, the exhibition highlights the way artists such as Hokusai, Hiroshige or Utamaro were inspired by their dream-like vision of the West, focusing on the use of synthetic colours and on artistic elements that were uncommon in Japan at their times. Masterpieces from different art schools and movements from Japan between 1890 and 1930 – some of which have never been displayed before – are the protagonists of the display, displayed alongside artefacts and objects part of widespread collections.