Van Gogh and Still Life

From Tradition to Innovation

Venue: SOMPO Museum of Art, Shinjuku When: Oct 17th - Jan 21st 2024

Widely regarded as one of the most famous names in Western art history, Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is still revered to this day for his works including The Starry Night and Sunflowers. A special event coming to Tokyo this autumn will explore Van Gogh's place in Europe's still-life painting realm, covering what Van Gogh learned from his predecessors, how this was reflected in his own works, and how he influenced the next generations of artists.

The exhibition will also include an area that focuses on sunflowers, introducing works by Van Gogh and other artists that depict the cheerful blooms and investigating what inspired the subject matter.

Ticket prices for the exhibition have not yet been determined, please visit the official website closer to the event start date for more details.

Getting there

The Sompo Museum of Art is located a 5 minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station's West Exit. The station is served by various lines, including the Chūō Line, the Chuo-Sobu Line, the Saikyo Line, the Shonan-Shinjuku Line, and the Yamanote Line.

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