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Otto Nebel and His Contemporaries ─ Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee

Otto Nebel and His Contemporaries ─ Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee

In a nutshell
The exhibition intersperses works by Chagall, Kandinsky and Klee with works of similar style by Nebel. The artist’s interest in architecture, color, music, poetry, travel and acting are highlighted through his art. This retrospective demonstrates his evolving subject matters and styles and his work is complemented, not overshadowed, by his contemporaries.

The venue
The museum is located in the basement of the Bunkamura building in the heart of Shibuya. 

English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
The introduction and chapter wall texts are in English and Japanese but explanatory text near selected works and other information are only in Japanese.

The feels
Otto Nebel seemed to love and respect color. His Italian Color Atlas demonstrates his desire to capture and document the color he experienced in Italy. These colors brought some much needed cheer to Tokyo’s rainy October days.

Appeal
Fans of Chagall, Kandinsky and Klee will definitely enjoy this exhibit.

How far out?
About a 10 minute walk from the Shibuya metro and bus stations.

How much time?
45 minutes to an hour. 

How much money?
¥1,500 for general admission

Until when?
Until December 17, 2017

Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Definitely worth seeing if you’re in the area.

Links:
http://www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/museum/20171007.html

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