Railways in Art

Inventing the Modern


Tokio Station Gallery, Tokio


8 agosto - 15 settembre 2003


Hiroshima Museum of Art, Hiroshima


21 settembre - 26 ottobre 2003


Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi


1 novembre - 23 dicembre 2003


Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka



6 gennaio - 8 febbraio 2004

 

 

 














UMBERTO BOCCIONI
Gli stati d'animo: quelli che vanno, 1911 ca.













UMBERTO BOCCIONI
Gli stati d'animo: gli addii, 1911 ca.













UMBERTO BOCCIONI
Gli stati d'animo: quelli che restano, 1911 ca.















 



   Railway is a significant invention of the modern civilization. While serving as an engine of industrial growth during the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century, Railway has been blended into the daily lives of the people as their familiar means of transportation. When we review modern art from the perspective of Railway, we see that many artists use it for their theme and/or motif: trains, stations, rail tracks and interior scenery of trains etc. Those will include the esrlier memorial paintings from the English railway development period, the French impressionists and even imaginary works by Surrealists. Even for the Japanese modern time, it would be impossible to forget such an important art work as "Nishiki-e" in which Railway testifies its influence caused into the time. In fact, Railway had been appeared on various media including printing art, posters and photographs.


 


 

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Railwais in Art: Inventing the modern

Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo

Hiroshima Museum of Art, Hiroshima

Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka

 












GIACOMO BALLA
Luci all'alba a Roma, 1902











UMBERTO BOCCIONI
Le forze di una strada, 1911











NATALIA GONCHAROVA
Moscow Station, 1913












VITTORIO CORONA
Dinamismo di un treno, 1921