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1. Genichiro Inokuma, Two Gates, 1987
2. Genichiro Inokuma, Water Shores B, 1970
3. Genichiro Inokuma, Two Shores (Yellow), 1970
4. Genichiro Inokuma, Landscape BY, 1972
5. Genichiro Inokuma, Yellow Constellation City, 1986
6. Genichiro Inokuma, Horse and the Clown, 1955
7. Genichiro Inokuma, Three Girls and Bicycles, 1938

all images ©The MIMOCA Foundation

Genichiro Inokuma Pay Attention to Color!
What if we begin with red, yellow and blue?
Genichiro Inokuma Pay Attention to Color!
What if we begin with red, yellow and blue?

Date: Sat. 23 January 2021 - Sun. 7 March 2021
Closed: Mondays
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)

Organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, The MIMOCA Foundation

Admission: Adults ¥950, Students (college, university) ¥650, Children (0 year to highschool) free
*Ticket valid for admission to Permanent Collection.

We are normally attentive to color when looking at things. We choose clothing and other products by how much we like their color, for instance. When viewing a painting, as well, it is fun to simply delight in its colors, hues, and color contrasts. Entering the world of the painting, we will feel surprise at the beauty of color, take joy in unexpected color effects, and discover the personality and characteristics of the artist.
This exhibition looks at paintings by Genichiro Inokuma (1902-1993) in the way we naturally learn in everyday life—by giving attention to color regardless of what the object is. Inokuma's paintings are characterized by rich colors, but here, our first step is to take up three colors—red, yellow, and blue—and "pay attention to color.” If we look at works in each of these colors, first, followed by works freely combining red, yellow, and blue and, finally, works adding other colors, the paintings will quickly grow familiar to us. Through color, the magical world of painting opens its doors.

1. Genichiro Inokuma, Two Gates, 1987
2. Genichiro Inokuma, Water Shores B, 1970
3. Genichiro Inokuma, Two Shores (Yellow), 1970
4. Genichiro Inokuma, Landscape BY, 1972
5. Genichiro Inokuma, Yellow Constellation City, 1986
6. Genichiro Inokuma, Horse and the Clown, 1955
7. Genichiro Inokuma, Three Girls and Bicycles, 1938

all images ©The MIMOCA Foundation

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