Natixis, Exclusive Sponsor of the Hokusai Exhibition
Natixis, in partnership with the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais (Rmn-GP), provides its support to the Hokusai exhibition which holds at Grand Palais in Paris from October 1, 2014 to January 18, 2015.
Hokusai - 12 metres high kakemonos hanging in Natixis' head office, Paris © Fabrice Vallon / Natixis
An unprecedented exhibition
The presentation to the general public of over five hundred works by the world's most famous Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–18 49), is the major cultural event of this fall in France. Indeed, even though his work has already been shown in many exhibitions, the solo show at Grand Palais is unprecedented in its scope. In addition, a large number of these works will never leave Japan again after the opening of the Hokusai Museum in Tokyo in 2016.
An emblematic artist
Hokusai's work embodies audacity, perfection and sense of aesthetics. His immense work reflects, with an amazing intensity, the Japanese life and culture. With its abundance and creative power, Hokusai's work was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists. He deeply influenced Western art and strongly contributed to the dissemination of Japonism in European arts. Many French artists from the late 19th century admired the modernity of the master and his mastery of nature representation.
Hokusai and Natixis
The Impressionist painters, and more specifically Claude Monet, were inspired by Hokusai's works and by the Land of the Rising Sun. This exhibition therefore echoes the previous cultural sponsorship actions for Impressionism undertaken by Natixis.
The Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji series works will certainly evoke the Rouen Cathedral series shown at the Claude Monet (1840-1926) exhibition in the fall of 2010 at Grand Palais.
In supporting this project, Natixis continues its "Yesterday's Heritage, Tomorrow's Treasures" sponsorship policy, which brings together, setting them side by side, the past and the future, heritage and creation. Since 2003, it has shown to a broad audience the treasures of the French and international cultural heritage.
"We are particularly happy to offer thousands of visitors an outstanding encounter with art and to share the experience of a rich, multiple and complex experience, in the image of today's world", declared Laurent Mignon, Chief Executive Officer of Natixis.
This retrospective is organized by the Réunion nationale des musées nationaux –Grand Palais and The Japan Foundation with the exceptional contribution of the Musée Guimet.
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais
October 1 to November 20, 2014
December 1, 2014 to January 18, 2015
Closed from November 21 to 30, 2014
Mondays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays