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Tuesday, 28th June 2011
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Bridgestone Museum's exhibition of French abstract painting to end

There are many artistic events set to be held across the whole of Japan in the coming months and - for those who enjoy abstract art - few will be better than an event that can be seen in Tokyo now.

Currently showing at the Bridgestone Museum of Art is an exhibition called Postwar Abstract Painting in France and Art Informel which will show a range of artworks.

The exhibition will include paintings by such luminaries of contemporary art as Georges Mathieu, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Henri Michaux, Pierre Soulages and Zao Wou-Ki.

Art Informel was the name of a school of painting and sculpture around in 1940s France. It attempted to throw off traditional learning and focus on feeling.

According to the Bridgestone Museum of Art's website, the artists "cast off the representational, structural and geometric concepts that had held sway in painting to experiment with expressing the subconscious, unconstrained by reason".

However, the exhibition will only be at the gallery until July 6th, so Japanese culture vultures will have to swoop on down the establishment sooner rather than later.

Written by Mark Smith