北海道立三岸好太郎美術館 MIGISHI KOTARO MUSEUM OF ART, HOKKAIDO
MIGISHI KOTARO MUSEUM OF ART, HOKKAIDO
The Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido was established in memory of Migishi Kotaro, and collects, preserves and displays his works, carrying on surveys and research as well.
It was founded as the Hokkaido Museum of Art in 1967, with the artist’s works donated by his family. Its name was changed to the present one and it became an institution for the artist in 1977. In 1983 it moved into a new building constructed in the image of the artist’s atelier.
The museum now houses and displays representative works by Migishi Kotaro and endeavors to promote art and culture in Hokkaido through various activities.
[Collection (as of March 2015)]
254 Migishi Kotaro’s works: 86 oil paintings, 158 watercolors and drawings, 10 prints
Hours/ 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. (No admittance after 4:30p.m.)
Closed/ Mondays (except national holidays) Dec. 29 to Jan. 3, time for changing displays, etc.
Admission Fees for the Migishi Museum’s Exhibition of the Collection/
Adults: 510yen(420yen) ／University and high school students: 250 yen(170yen)
For visitors who visit both the Exhibition of the Collection of the Migishi Museum and the one of the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art/
Adults: 820yen (660yen) University and high school students: 410yen (270yen)
*( ) shows admission fees for 10 people or more.
*Admission free for the handicapped, students up to and including those in junior high school, senior citizens over 64, etc.
*Admission free for high school students on Saturdays and May 5.
*Admission free for everyone on July 1. (Anniversary).
Different fees apply for the special exhibition.
Addres：Kita-2 Nishi-15, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, 060-0002 Japan Phone: +81-11-644-8901 FAX: +81-11-644-8902
Migishi Kotaro was born in Sapporo in 1903, and died at the age of 31 in 1934.
He continued to change his style of painting throughout his short life as an artist, reflecting contemporary trends in art. But as well as his ambitious ventures into new styles, his own poetic sentiment and delicate sensibility, found in all his works, make him a prominent artist in the history of modern Japanese art.
|His early works with a naïve predilection such as “Girl holding a lemon”(1923) and “Brother and his eldest daughter”(1924) were widely appreciated and drew much attention.|
|“Girl holding a lemon”(1923)|
|“Woman with a red shawl”(1924)|
|Traveling China in 1926, he was stimulated by the European culture in the colonial city of Shanghai. That led him to sublimate his romantic nature to a series of works depicting clowns and marionettes with touches of Fauvism from 1928 to 1932.|
|From the end of 1932, interested in Avant-Gard painting, he tried the abstract style, and a remarkable method scratching a thick-painted surface (“Orchestra” 1933).|
In his last year, he showed an inclination to Surrealism, particularly painting butterflies and seashells. Just before his death, he set about building his atelier. Before its completion, however, he succumbed to disease.
|“Flying butterfly” 1934|
“Carefree shellfish” 1934