Footsteps of Beauty— Paris, Rome, and Florence in 1952

Insho Domoto Museum of Fine Arts

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Insho Domoto spent six months in 1952 traveling in Europe with his nephew, Hisao Domoto. While based mainly in Paris, they also visited cities including Rome and Florence. They made pilgrimages to historic ruins and other landmarks, but what struck Insho Domoto most was the rich scenery of local areas, of which he made many sketches. Upon returning to Japan, he published a book of illustrations, “Footsteps of Beauty— A European Art Journey.” This exhibition presents works created during this trip as well as those inspired by it afterwards. Elegant sketches of European landscapes, pen drawings, oil paintings, and other works are on display. Come experience the scenery and the encounter with a foreign culture that opened the door to new forms of expression for Domoto.

[Related Event]
“The European Style Experienced by Insho Domoto”
Speaker: Kozo Shioe (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Director)
Date: 1/25 (Sun) 14:00–15:30
Venue: Insho Domoto Museum of Fine Arts Lobby
Exhibition ticket required.
Please see the official website for details and information on other related events.



from December 04, 2013 to March 30, 2014
Closed on Mondays except for 12/23 and 1/13. Closed on 12/24 and 1/14 instead. Closed 12/28–1/4 for winter holidays.


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