Gustave Moreau et Georges Rouault: FiliationClosed

General information

Sept. 7 – Dec. 10, 2013Closed
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Admittance until 5:30 p.m.)
Every Wednesday
Adults: ¥1,000 Visitors aged 65 or over carrying proof of age: ¥900 Students (College): ¥700 Students (High / Middle school): ¥500 Admission is free for children in primary school and younger. Groups of 20 or more are subject to a ¥100 discount per person. Admission is free for disability passbook holders and up to one accompanying adult.
Panasonic Shiodome Museum, NHK, NHK Promotions, The Tokyo Shimbun
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Embassy in Japan (French Institute of Tokyo), Minato Ward Board of Education, La Maison Franco-Japonaise, Le Bureau français de la Maison Franco-Japonaise
Dai Nippon Printing
Air France, NCA
Special Cooperation
Gustave Moreau Museum, The Georges Rouault Foundation

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About the exhibition

Paris at the end of 19 century.
The tale of "a beautiful bond between master and disciple, – Moreau and Rouault."

The great French Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) nurtured some of the finest artists of the era while serving as professor at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. They included Henri Matisse and Albert Marquet, but one student in particular inspired him more than anybody else: Georges Rouault (1871-1958), considered the finest religious artist of the 20th century. Moreau saw the enormous potential Rouault possessed and tirelessly contributed to his artistic development. It was from Moreau that Rouault inherited the feel for materials and clarity of vision that he would later perfect in his works.
Moreau and Rouault shared a bond that went beyond that of a normal teacher-student relationship, as attested by their written correspondence. In it, Moreau refers to Rouault as “my son,” while the latter responds in kind by addressing his teacher as “my great father.” Even in death, Moreau continued to guide his prize student by appointing Rouault as the inaugural director of the Gustave Moreau Museum in his will. Rouault never forgot the kindness shown to him by his spiritual father, who had a profound impact on his art and life.
The exhibition, directed by Gustave Moreau Museum Director Marie-Cécile Forest, marks both the 10th anniversary of the Panasonic Shiodome Museum and the first ever exhibit in the world to focus equally on Moreau and Rouault. On display are over 70 oil paintings, sketches, letters, and other items, a portion of which are on loan from France. These include never-before-seen paintings from Moreau’s final years and Rouault’s works from his art school days, many being showcased in Japan for the first time. The displayed items trace the artistic and personal correspondence between Moreau and Rouault in intimate detail.

Events/Seminars (in Japanese only except Opening Memorial Lecture)

【Opening Memorial Lecture】


Marie-Cécile Forest, director of the Gustave Moreau Museum
Sept. 8, 2013
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
La Maison Franco-Japonaise, Le Bureau français de la Maison Franco-Japonaise,
Panasonic Shiodome Museum
Société Franco-Japonaise d’art et d’archéologie
La Maison Franco-Japonaise Hall (Address: 3-9-25 Ebisu, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo)

For details and bookings, please contact La Maison Franco-Japonaise.

tel 03-5424-1141 » Le Bureau français de la Maison Franco-Japonaise

【Goro Yamada Art Talk】


Goro Yamada, host of BS NTV’s popular Bura Bura Bijutsu Hakubutsukan (Wandering around art galleries and museums), will give a casual talk on Moreau and his contemporaries.
Sept. 20, 2013
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Doors open at 1:15 p.m.)
Free (Exhibition ticket holders only.) (Preregistration required. Up to 200 admitted.)
Fifth Floor Hall, Panasonic Shiodome Building

» Preregistration

【Special Slideshow Lecture】


Shinji Goto, professor at Seinan Gakuin University / Japan director of the exhibition
Nov. 16, 2013
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
Free (Exhibition ticket holders only.) (Preregistration required. Up to 150 admitted.)
Fifth Floor Hall, Panasonic Shiodome Building

» Preregistration

◆ Preregistration◆

Those who wish to attend the Art Talk and Special Slideshow Lecture must preregister through the Panasonic Shiodome Museum website.

・ Preregistration begins two months before the date of the event or lecture.
・ Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.
・ Admission is free, but only exhibition ticket holders may attend.

For more information, contact us at 03-5770-8600.

  • ※Any personal information submitted as part of the preregistration process will only be used for organizational purposes for the presentation, and will be destroyed after the event.
  • ※By submitting personal information as part of the preregistration process, you agree that the Museum may use said information for the above-mentioned organizational purposes.

【Guided tours】

(No preregistration required)

  • 5th and 18th October,2nd November and 6th December
  • Tours begin at 2 p.m. and last for about half an hour.
  • Please gather at the Panasonic Shiodome Museum entrance.


Commemorative confectionary by patissier Hironobu Tsujiguchi

For a limited time, bean-based confectionary shop Fève will be selling a special item created by popular patissier and shop owner Hironobu Tsujiguchi to commemorate the exhibition.


Royal Park Hotel THE Shiodome

The hotel is offering a special package deal that includes tickets to the exhibition, which will be promoted in the hotel’s lounge area throughout its duration.