“500 Years of Western Paintings - Collection of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum” exhibition opens at the Powerlong Art Museum in Shanghai from January 12th to April 30th. Masterpieces of Western art from the 16th to 20th centuries are currently on display, which features 60 pieces by famous Western painters, including Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne and Edouard Manet.
All the artworks displayed on the exhibition are selected from the collection of the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum which was founded in 1983 by renowned philosopher and poet laureate Daisaku Ikeda. The artworks are arranged according to time period and theme, from Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, to Realism, Impressionism and till Modernism and Postmodernism.
The exhibition is co-organized by Tix- Media and Tokyo Fuji Art Museum. According to Deng Xiaoxian, the vice president and secretary general of the Shanghai International Cultural Association, the artwork exhibition will help promote cultural exchange between China and Japan as a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Sino-Japanese Treaty of Peace and Friendship.