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The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex

2-8-1 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Tel. +81 467 22 7718


"Pantagruel" Prints by André Derain and New Acquisition

31 May - 31 August 2008

André Derain (1880 - 1954) is known as a master painter of modern French painting. He is acknowledged as a painter who led Fauvism, an avant-garde movement known for its use of primary colors and its break from tradition which had been realism oriented, with Vlaminck and Matisse around 1905. Despite being famous as a Fauvist painter, in the 1920s, Derain had none the less inclined towards the classic style represented by painters such as Poussin. He had also designed the stage decoration for The Russian Ballets. His various activities had led him to create the woodcuts for the book "Pantagruel" in 1943, based on the story written by François Rabelais. The fantastic world of Rabelais is colorfully represented through multicolored single print woodcuts, most probably inspired by playing cards and tarot cards.

Alongside 30 of Derain's woodcuts, there will be lithographs by Antoni Clavé (1913 - 2005) who had also based his works on the story of "Gargantua". Newly acquired works of the museum collection will be exhibited simultaneously.


Monday(except 21 July), 22 July

Museum hours

9:30-17:00(the last admission at 16:30)


Adults 250(150)yen
Under 20 and Students 150(100)yen
65 and over, Disabled visitors, High school students and under: Free
( ) is reduced fee for groups of 20 or more

*"Family Communication Day" - free entry for all family members accompanied by children under 18 or High school students and under