True icon of the roaring twenties, the Japanese painter Foujita animated the Parisian life of the 1920s. During a trip in Essonne, let's discover his house-workshop in Villiers-le-Bâcle, located 30 km from the hotel Orly Draveil.
Located in the Chevreuse Valley, the Maison Foujita cottage has been preserved to allow the visitor to discover the intimate atmosphere of a painter of the Paris School. On the top floor of the house, brushes, pigments, models and murals reveal the richness of this complete artist.
In the presbytery, a place of memory space allows to extend the visit through temporary exhibitions.
An exentric personality
Born in 1886 in Tokyo, Tsuguharu Foujita decides to settle in Montparnasse in 1913. In contact with artists such as Picasso, Zadkine, Modigliani, Soutine, he stands out as a leading artist of the Paris School. Drawing, painting, calligraphy, engraving, sewing, photography ... his nicknamed was the "master of the brush" and Japanese ink (sumi).
Disappeared in 1968, his last great work was the chapel Notre-Dame-de-la-paix in Reims.
His widow, Kimiyo Foujita, donated her husband's last workshop to the Essonne County Council, which granted the artist's wish by allowing the preservation and opening to the public of this unique place of memory on the Ile-de-France.
Visit of Foujita House-Workshop in Villiers-le-Bâcle:
Saturday from 2 pm to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 5.30 pm, weekdays by reservation.
01 69 85 34 65
7-9 Gif Road