Each year, Kuraray Co., Ltd. produces a highly popular, user-friendly calendar that takes "nature" as its theme.
For its 2011 edition, Kuraray has unveiled a calendar that focuses on famous paintings exhibited at the OHARA MUSEUM of ART (Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture), which was established by Kuraray founder Magosaburo Ohara, juxtaposed with photographs of the landscapes depicted therein. Featuring 12 representative landscape paintings selected from the museum collection, including "High Noon in the Alps" by Segantini, "Waterlilies" by Monet and "Te Nave Nave Fenua" by Gauguin, the central motif of the 2011 calendar is the beauty of the landscapes depicted in the paintings. Also included in the calendar are explanations of the eras in which the paintings were created and their histories as well as insight into the artists' thoughts and feelings toward their work.
The OHARA MUSEUM of ART was Japan's first private museum of Western art. Established in 1930 to honor Torajiro Kojima, an artist Magosaburo Ohara had long supported, the OHARA MUSEUM of ART recently commemorated its 80th anniversary.
|Name of Painting||Artist||Year Painted|
|January||Cliffs of Greville||Jean-François Millet||1871|
|February||Landscape of Vetheuil||Bakusen Tsuchida||1922|
|March||Stream in Spring||Paul Sérusier||1906-1917|
|April||Landscape of La Ferté-Milon||Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot||1855-1865|
|May||High Noon in the Alps||Giovanni Segantini||1892|
|June||Waterlilies||Claude Monet||circa 1906|
|July||Summer in Asahi-gawa||Torajiro Kojima||1913|
|August||Te Nave Nave Fenua||Paul Gauguin||1892|
|September||Port of Marseilles||Albert Marquet||1916|
|November||Highly Cultivated Hills||Takeji Fujishima||1938|
|December||Small Table in Evening Dusk||Henri Le Sidaner||1900-1918|