日本での一年間

September 29, 2008

The National Museum of Western Art

Filed under: Tokyo places, Yamanote-Sen — myyearinjapan @ 4:33 pm

I visited the National Museum of Western Art in Ueno recently. It’s not a very large museum, but it’s pretty cheap to go visit. I paid 130 yen, which is a little over a dollar. Also, the 20th century section is under construction, so I didn’t see that part. I couldn’t take pictures inside, but here are some pictures of the statues outside the museum.

The museum

The museum

Thinker

Thinker

A photographer finds an interesting angle for her shot

A photographer finds an interesting angle for her shot

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5 Comments »

  1. These are all Rodin sculptures! Like ‘The Gates of Hell,’ one of my personal favourites. I have a shirt from the Stanford exhibition of Rodin that says “I Have Seen The Gates of Hell…” and on the back has a picture of the sculpture.
    Also, the museum building is by the famous architect Le Corbusier, one of the first modernist architects ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Unfortunately, it’s one of his less beautiful designs, in my opinion, it comes off a bit like a giant cinder block.

    Comment by reccaphoenix — September 30, 2008 @ 3:28 am

  2. I also believe that the casting of “The Gates of Hell” there at the Western Art Museum that you saw is the ORIGINAL casting!

    Comment by reccaphoenix — September 30, 2008 @ 3:29 am

  3. Yes. Rodin is awesome, I also love his sculpture “The Gates of Hell”.

    Comment by Marcelo — September 30, 2008 @ 3:44 am

  4. Thanks for the info. I had no idea this was an original! I thought for sure it must be all copies. Glad I found something to share that interests people. 🙂

    Comment by myyearinjapan — September 30, 2008 @ 7:11 am

  5. p.s. I agree that the building looks like a giant cinder block. shame…

    Comment by myyearinjapan — September 30, 2008 @ 7:11 am


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