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"HIROSHIGE - MASTER OF NATURE": AN EXHIBITION ON THE PAINTER THAT INSPIRED VAN GOGH

written by Chiara Guzzetti

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From March 17 to June 7, the Japanese art will star next to the Museum Foundation Rome on Via del Corso.  The exhibition traces the complete works of Hiroshige and all the issues dear to him: nature, animals, landscapes and travel. Considered one of the greatest Japanese artists of all time, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was a reference point for many artists of the scene painted European impressionist and post impressionist painting, and his heavily inspired artists of the nineteenth century, as the famous Vincent Van Gogh repeatedly in his works the technique and themes of Japanese art.

For a close comparison Hiroshige-Van Gogh there are on display three reproductions of masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh ( 'Bride in the Rain', 'The Garden of plum Kameido' and 'Small pear flower ", preserved at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and impossible to transport because of the delicate conditions conservative) directly inspired by the paintings of Hiroshige (the first two in review).

By the will of the President of Fondazione Roma Emmanuele Francesco Maria Emanuele, the works - reads a note - have been reproduced in true high resolution by Rai, according to a special digital processing technique which makes visible the colors and detail of the original in detail. The reproductions, which are part of the project 'Thei mpossible exhibitions' , designed by Renato Parascandolo, allowing exceptionally in parallel to see the masterpieces of two masters.

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