Museo d'arte Pola ポーラ美術館
Picasso e Fujita
Tantoper le sue opere quanto per la sua architettura innovativa, questo museo sipercorre in estasi.
Ilmuseo d’arte Pola ha insolitamente deciso di situarsi nel cuore di una foltaforesta. Fin dall’inizio, si è trattatodi stabilire un santuario dell’arte in lineacon la Natura. Tutto è stato pensato ai fini di combinare l’estetica naturale aquella artistica, il tutto rispettando l’ambiente.
L’edificiostesso, costruito nel sottosuolo per integrarsi completamente al paesaggio, mainondato di luce grazie a una profusione di vetrate, testimonia di questa volontà. All’interno, la galleriaespone sia delle opere di maestri europei, sia delle creazioni giapponesi eorientali, rese sublimi dalla luce misurata di un faretto posto a fianco. Nulla èstato lasciato al caso, e la luminosità delle sale assicura un’ottima qualità di osservazione, rispettando contemporaneamente le necessità di conservazione delle opere.
Apertoal pubblico nel 2002, il museo presenta le collezioni raccolte dalla fondazionePola, dal gruppo omonimo del settore cosmetico e immobiliare, che mira apromuovere l’arte e la cultura dell’arcipelago.
9500 perle rare
Senza alcunlimite temporale, il museo dell’arte Pola conta tra le sue collezioni, cheriuniscono milioni di opere, circa quattrocento opere di celebri artistieuropei. La jeune fille au chapeau lacé diPierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) èaffiancata da Una figura tra le altre diVassily Kandisky (1866-1944), mentre i quadri di artisti giapponesi prendonoposto a lato dei quadri di coloro che li hanno ispirati.
Delle esposizioni temporanee vengono organizzateper mettere in valore un percorso particolare, o per mettere in rapporto losguardo europeo e lo sguardo giapponese. Che sia per apprezzare dei lavori menoconosciuti di grandi figure dell’arte o per essere iniziati all’artegiapponese, il museo d’arte Pola garantisce una visita piacevole. Alla fine delpercorso, comodamenti seduti al bardella grande hall, gli esteti potranno meravigliarsi davanti all’opera maestradel museo, la bella e selvaggia regione d’Hakone che si lascia ammirareattraverso la vetrata.
A museum in the heart of the forest
The Pola Art Museum has taken up residence in the heart of a thick forest in the city of Hakone in a building designed to be in harmony with nature. The aim of the museum is to create a unique art place that combines natural aesthetics with art while preserving the environment. The museum was built underground to blend in with the landscape, but benefits from abundant natural light thanks to the many windows. It consists of two buildings connected by a glass walkway, offering a breathtaking view of the surrounding nature. The first building is dedicated to temporary exhibitions, while the second houses the permanent collection. The collections include pieces by European masters as well as Japanese and Oriental creations, all of which are enhanced by a play of light that is not left to chance.
The Pola Museum presents the collections gathered by the Pola Foundation with the aim of promoting the art and culture of the archipelago.
A collection of 9500 rare pearls to discover
The collection of the Pola Art Museum is varied and of high quality, bringing together thousands of pieces, offering visitors a fascinating insight into Japanese and Western art through the centuries.
With around 400 works, the museum has a large collection of paintings by famous European artists such as Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Pollock, Matisse and Picasso. The Girl with a Lace-up Hat by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) stands next to a figure by Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), while paintings by Japanese artists take their place alongside those of their inspirers, such as Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro. In addition to paintings and prints, the museum is also rich in period ceramics (Jomôn, Edô, medieval and modern) and sculpture, with works by Rodin and Bourdelle on display.
Regular exhibitions are organised to focus on a particular theme or artist, but also to play on the interplay of European and Japanese views. Temporary or permanent, these exhibitions are very popular with the public and have contributed to the museum's reputation as one of the most important in Japan for Western and Japanese art.
Yayoi Kusama à l’honneur
In 2019, Yayoi Kusama's Eternal Infinity exhibition, Yayoi Kusama's Word of Creation, was held. Entirely dedicated to the Japanese artist, the exhibition was a great success attracting over 270,000 visitors. Known for her repetitive patterns of polka dots and organic shapes, the public was able to discover more than 100 works by Kusama, including mirrors, light installations and performance pieces, in immersive and interactive environments. Some of the works in the collection are still in the permanent collection and can be admired without time limit!
Whether you want to appreciate the lesser-known works of great artists or learn about Japanese art, the Pola Art Museum guarantees a pleasant visit. At the end of the tour, comfortably seated at the refreshment bar in the main hall, aesthetes can marvel at the museum's centrepiece, the beautiful and wild Hakone region, which can be admired through the glass roof.
Art in Hakone City
While Hakone is known for its natural beauty with one of the best views of Mount Fuji and its hot springs, it is also known for its many museums and art gardens.
If you enjoyed the Pola Museum, the Hakone Hakone Open-air Museum of Contemporary Art will delight you. Located in the heart of the forest, it presents a collection of sculptures and interactive works by many Japanese and Western artists all outdoors!
The city of Hakone is very large and there are many things to discover in the area! To make your travel easier, choose the Hakone Free Pass. You will be able to travel unlimited on all the city's transport and enjoy special discounts on the city's museums and much more!