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.
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