What is "Gates The Virtual Art City"
-A city of art created in a VR space-
"Gates" is a VR art city
where you can enjoy art online.
You can simply operate it on your PC or smartphone, and you can watch it as many times as you like for free during the exhibition.
Please experience the art appreciation
of the new era.
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Art in Black
At REIJINSHA GALLERY in Nihombashi, Tokyo, "30 FACES" held from August 20th to September 24th, 2021. Now, it is reproduced at the virtual exhibition in Gates Museum.
This project which started at REIJINSHA GALLERY as "50 FACES" in 2015, is gaining higher support from art lovers and collectors year by year.
The reason for this popularity seems to be the charm of the portrait itself and the difficulty of psychological depiction. The charm of the portrait itself is the shape and size of the eyes, the angle of the eyebrows, the opening of the mouth and the texture of the lips, the color and luster of the hair. Also, the impression of work will change by this arrangement.
From this whole expression, you can imagine the age, personality, and state of mind of the motif, and in addition, the poses and hand movements of that person make the imaginative leap to the situation where the person is placed in the work. Therefore, the painter is required to have a delicate depiction that does not go unnoticed even for a while until the work is completed.
Due to space limitations, the actual exhibition at the gallery was divided into two parts, the first half 30 works, and the second half 30 works, but thanks to this vast virtual space, a total of 60 items can be exhibited at the same time. Furthermore, viewing on a wide scale with the long and short sides of the original size expanded four times (the area is 16 times). We wish you enjoy this new and unique art appreciation method at the Gates Museum.
Art in White
The exhibition " Cat meeting " which started in 2019, has gained the support of cat lovers as a standard project of REIJINSHA GALLERY in Nihombashi, Tokyo. This time, apart from the actual gallery exhibition, we will hold selected 60 exhibited works from the past three "Cat meetings" at the Gates Museum in virtual space.
Cats that have been loved all over the world both now and in the past. Cats depend on humans but do not lose the wild taste. These two sides make us healed, encouraged, and even feel longing. When the cats at home are staring at the air, and the stray cats form a silent circle regularly, a telepathic "Cat meeting" that transcends human intelligence may have already begun.
Due to the vast virtual space, it can be realized only by virtual that we will exhibit 60 items that are 4 times larger from the long and short side of the original size, 16 times larger than actual size. Why don't you go around here for a while and join the "Cat meeting"?
Art in En
Katsushika Hokusai, Exhibition of Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji（Fugaku sanjūrokkei)– A Genius Painter Who Captivated the World –
Katsushika Hokusai is known worldwide as the most famous Ukiyo-e artist, and has left about 30,000 works throughout his 90-year life. His representative series of Ukiyo-e landscape paintings, "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji（Fugaku sanjūrokkei)" is a Nishiki-e (multicolor woodblock print) that depicts Mt. Fuji from all angles with various expressions. Hokusai is so famous that mentioned synonymous with ukiyo-e, and he created The Great Wave "Kanagawa Okinamiura" and Red Fuji " Gaifū kaisei ", which have permeated as Japanese icons all over the world.
In this exhibition, we will introduce 30 items from the "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)" series. Please enjoy Hokusai's masterpieces that still fascinate many people.
Art in Sky I
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Exhibition– The Artist Who Painted Happiness –
The French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) has been called "the only painter who never painted a sad picture", and his style is characterized by a soft touch and rich colors with plenty of natural light. In the more than 50 years of his career, he painted a wide range of subjects, including portraits, families, landscapes, flowers, still lifes, and nudes, but the consistent theme in all of his works was to depict a happy world filled with the joy of living.
This exhibition features 50 works from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Oslo Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. As a unique virtual experiment, the exhibition features works that have been enlarged to twice the actual size of their long and short sides (four times the area). We hope you will enjoy Renoir's vividly drawn works.
Art in Sky II
Paul Cézanne Exhibition- The Road from Romanticism to Cubism -
Paul Cézanne, a French painter who was active in the art world of the 19th and 20th centuries, was also called the "father of modern painting" and had a great influence on the avant-garde art of the 20th century. Inspired by Delacroix and Courbet, who represents romanticism, Cezanne at a younger age worked together as a member of the Impressionists such as Picasso, Renoir, and Monet, and then painted paintings that incorporated multiple perspectives on one screen. It became the basis of the artistic concept in Cubism, which was later established by Picasso and Black. In this exhibition, we will consider the life of Cezanne in the following three categories.
As an attempt unique to virtual, his work is exhibited at a ratio of doubling the actual size of the long side and the short side (the area is quadrupled). Follow the lifetime of Cezanne through these works of art.
・ROOM 1 Early works (the 1860s)
・ROOM 2 Impression / Constructivist era works (1872-1887)
・ROOM 3 Works of the Comprehensive Era (1888-1906)
-Attractiveness different from VR exhibition using venue photos-
The Gates Museum not only holds special exhibitions sponsored by them, but also allows the exhibitions to be replaced online, so it can meet the needs of those who wish to use it. There are 5 exhibition rooms with various designs, and since it is not an actual photograph of the exhibition hall, there is also an outdoor exhibition hall where paintings cannot be exhibited in reality. We aim to be a place where you can enjoy art by selecting the exhibition room you want to see on the MAP and wandering around. It also works with the art store.
-24 hours, art shopping from around the world-
The Gates Art Store has an online payment function that allows you to order from all over the world. It sells works that can be sold at museums, other registered works and reproductions, and by-products of artworks. You can purchase art goods and collections of works. We aim to be a place where you can see the entire Japanese art world without coming to Japan and research the price range.
-A place where all kinds of exhibitions are possible-
The Gates Convention Center is the largest building on the premises and is scheduled to open in 2022. It is expected to be used for various large-scale international events such as art fairs for the world in a few years, and it can be divided into small pieces according to the needs of the event organizer, and it also can be used for group exhibitions and solo exhibitions.
*Scheduled to open in 2022
-Read, watch, listen to art information-
The Gates Media Center is a media base that introduces all art-related textual information, images, and video content, and is scheduled to open in 2022. The operation of online classrooms related to culture in general is also included in the future vision, and now that the IT terminal usage rate and understanding of the elderly are increasing, we are aiming for a place where people's art literacy will increase regardless of generation, even if they do not move.
*Scheduled to open in 2022