Marie Laurencin: An Eye for Her Time
9 December [Sat], 2023 - 3 March [Sun], 2024
About this exhibition
Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) was a female painter active in the first half of the twentieth century. She is often introduced as a Cubist, but she is a presence who does not fit the art-historical narrative focused on avant-garde art movements and isms. Laurencin herself stated that Matisse, Derain, Picasso, and Braque, her contemporaries, were the artists who influenced her. She did not, however, imitate their styles but created her own, using pastel colors. While observing her time and its demands, she sought her own direction.
This exhibition includes about 40 works by Laurencin from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection and museums in Japan and abroad, plus 25 related materials, including her illustrations for books, and 25 works by painters who were her contemporaries. Through approximately 90 works, the exhibition introduces Laurencin’s oeuvre in terms of multiple themes, and, comparing her work with that of other painters with whom she is connected, explores the fascinating nature of her paintings.
Prologue: Encountering Marie Laurencin
Section 1: Marie Laurencin and Cubism
Section 2: Marie Laurencin and Literature
Section 3: Marie Laurencin and Portrait Painting
Section 4: Marie Laurencin and the Performing Arts
Section 5: Marie Laurencin and the Still Life
Epilogue: Marie Laurencin and Her Art
Marie Laurencinarie Laurencin (1883-1956) studied at the Académie Humbert and then began her career as a Cubist painter. In 1914, she married a German baron and automatically acquired German citizenship. Thus, when World War I began, she was compelled to seek asylum outside of France. In 1920, she chose divorce. Returning to Paris, she achieved success at a solo exhibition in 1921. She lived almost entirely in Paris, even after the outbreak of World War II, and continued creating there until her death, at seventy-two, in 1956.
- Marie Laurencin: An Eye for Her Time
- 9 December [Sat], 2023 - 3 March [Sun], 2024
- 10:00 – 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays except February 23) *Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
- Mondays (except January 8, February 12), December 28 – January 3, January 9, February 13
- Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation
Under the auspices of
Embassy of France / Institut français du japon
- 6F Gallery
Selections from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection（5-4F Gallery）
Special Section NOMIYAMA Gyoji（4F Gallery）
Ticket prices (incl. tax)
|On-line ticket||In-Person ticket (purchase at museum)|
|General||1,800 yen *Credit card payments only||2,000 yen|
high school students
Free entry Advance booking required
Please present student ID upon entry.
(plus one accompanying assistant)
Free entry Advance booking not required
Please present disabled person’s handbook upon entry.
through junior high school
|Free entry Advance booking not required|
*Booking is not accepted when a time slot is full.
*In-Person ticket may be purchased at the museum, if the time slot is not full.
*This admission fee gives the visitor access to the concurrent exhibitions.
Marie LAURENCIN, The Princesses, 1928, Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka
Marie LAURENCIN, Self-Portrait Wearing a Hat, c.1927, Musée Marie Laurencin
Marie LAURENCIN, Woman with a Fez, 1938, The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art
Marie LAURENCIN, Woman Holding a Mirror, c.1937, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation
Marie LAURENCIN, Two Young Girls, 1923, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation
Marie LAURENCIN, Bouquet of Flowers, 1939, Musée Marie Laurencin
Marie LAURENCIN, Camille Ⅲ, 1936, Musée Marie Laurencin
Marie LAURENCIN, Camille Ⅶ, 1936, Musée Marie Laurencin
Marie LAURENCIN, Camille Ⅸ, 1936, Musée Marie Laurencin