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The National Museum of Art, Osaka

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4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka
Osaka, 530-0005 Japan
06-6447-4680 http://www.nmao.go.jp/en/index.html

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January 2017
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Pierre Alechinsky Exhibition

Jan 28 - Apr 09

The National Museum of Art, Osaka Pierre Alechinsky, born in Belgium in 1927, specializes in a unique synthesis of Eastern and Western painting styles. He embarked on his artistic career after World War II by getting involved with Cobra, an avant-garde group that championed creative freedom and individualism. He soon discovered Japanese calligraphy in Paris and felt an immediate affinity with its freewheeling style. Upon visiting Japan in 1955, Alechinsky befriended calligrapher Morita Shiryu, and would go on to produce&hellip

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Lucas Cranach The Elder: 500 Years of the Power of Temptation

Jan 28 - Apr 16

The National Museum of Art, Osaka Osaka’s National Museum of Art offers a rare opportunity to explore a varied selection of masterpieces by German Renaissance painter and printmaker Lucas Cranach the Elder. Cranach served as a court painter for the Electors of Saxony at Wittenberg and became widely known throughout Europe for the portraits he created there. He painted likenesses of German princes and leaders of the Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luthar, whose cause Cranach embraced with great enthusiasm,&hellip

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