Flore d’Odilon Redon
In a nutshell
This exhibition is built around the museum’s stunning Grand Bouquet, a large pastel showpiece from the dining room at the Château de Domecy in France. The Musée d’Orsay loaned the other 15 decorative panels from the château for the exhibition. The curators did a nice job of helping the viewer mentally place the panels in the dining room. In addition there are early charcoals and lithographs and later colorful flowers, butterflies and other flora and fauna.
The Mitsubishi Ichigokan is a Queen Anne style red brick building with a beautiful garden area surrounded by boutiques and shops. The exhibition rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
All of the information - the audio guide, the list of works handout, the title cards and the chapter information is in English. The extended captions about some of the works are in Japanese only.
From the fantastical darker works of figures to the enchanting works of flowers, together with the opportunity to see the decorative panels from the château, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to enjoy these works together.
A great opportunity to learn more about Odilon Redon and experience his work.
How far out?
Located in Marunouchi, about a five minute walk from the Nijubashi-Mae or Hibiya metro stations.
How much time?
About 45 minutes.
How much money?
¥1,700 for general admission. However, if you present a foreign passport (or fill out a form), the admission is discounted by ¥200.
May 20, 2018
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.