Dec 19th
Feb 21st
One of Courbet's sea-themed works
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Courbet and the Sea

Eyes on Nature in the 19th Century

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Fukuyama Art Museum When : Dec 19th - Feb 21st 2021, 9:30am - 5:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Fukuyama Art Museum in Hiroshima looks at the works of Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), a French painter who was active in the 19th century. Courbet was born in a small town surrounded by mountains near the Swiss border, and first saw the sea at the age of 22. Inspired by the power of the waves and the seemingly endless water stretching to the horizon, many of his works depict the ocean.

The exhibition will showcase a variety of Courbet's sea and landscape-themed works, along with other sea-depictions from artists like Claude Monet and Jean-François Millet.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1000 yen.

Getting there

The Fukuyama Art Museum is around 7 minutes on foot from the JR Fukuyama Station, served by the Sanyo Shinkansen, the Sanyo Main Line, and the Fukuen Line.

For those planning to drive to the venue, it's around 20 minutes drive from the Fukuyama-higashi Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway.


Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's gr...