Home > Entertainment > Art
  print button email button

Friday, May 20, 2011


"Le Chat Noir: Entertainment, Art And Culture In Paris 1880-1910"

Itami City Museum of Art


News photo
"Poster for Compagnie Du Chat Noir" (1896) by Theophile-Alexandle Steinlen. HOKKAIDO OBIHIRO MUSEUM OF ART

From the end of the 19th to the early 20th centuries, Paris went through two completely different periods: end-of-century decadence and the apolaustic Belle Epoque. In 1881, "Le Chat Noir" (French for "The Black Cat"), an entertainment house, opened in Montmartre, and it became a base for a group of rising artists called the "Incohérents."

Including around 200 works, this exhibition introduces the avant-garde art that was cultivated at Le Chat Noir, and includes paintings, posters and photographs of shadow plays staged at the cabaret; till June 5.

Itami City Museum of Art, (072) 772-7447; 2-5-20 Miyanomae, Itami-shi; 9-min. walk east of Itami Station, Hankyu Itami Line, or 6-min. walk northwest of JR Itami Station; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; ¥700; closed Mon.; www.artmuseum-itami.jp.

Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.