Distinct Works of Art
Distinct works of art from the permanent collection are Paul Delvaux's oil paintings and prints, In Delvaux's "the Sea is Near" the moonlight seems to seduce women towards the sea while inside the Venus is seen reclining, This work depicts Delvaux's mysterious world of fantasy.
Wada Sanzo's "Man Reading a Newspaper", a beautiful contrast of colors with an effect of light and a powerful touch of this painting remind us of his most important work "South Wind".
Viewers are enchanted by the manly in common with fishermen which were drawn in "South Wind" and the simpleness of human touch.
In "Princess of Uji Palace", Matsuoka Eikyu, who strived to revive Yamato-e skillfully portrayed the royalty appreciation the moon in spring and autumn from "The Story of Genji".
And then, of course, the works of Koiso Ryohei. "Wheat Harvest", a representative work from a series depicting the working people soon after the Pacific War, "Still Life with a Ship", the excellent work of the later of his life and the others represent the essence of "Koiso Art".