The Museum of Western Art is the main museum of this kind in Japan, and has an emphasis on paintings; with a few sculptures thrown in for good measure. The museum is littered with macabre Baroque works; death and torture seem to be a popular theme here.
Amongst the horror sits ‘The Last Supper’ painted by Marten de Vos, Vincent van Goth’s ‘Roses’, and a rather disappointing collection of Claude Monet paintings. Not one to truly appreciate art, I think that Monet’s work looks terrible up close. Especially ‘Water Lilies’, which I think looks plain awful.
My favourite piece on display is Pablo Picasso’s ‘Couple’. Abstract expressionism has always been a preference of mine. I’ll take this over a bowl of fruit or a basket of flowers any day. Picasso painted this incredible piece at eighty-eight years old. Simply amazing.
Despite my dislike toward Claude Monet, the museum is rather nice, clean, and has a nice mix of Western Art that can be enjoyed by all. I was also lucky enough to visit on a public holiday, where entry to the museum was free. So, as far as value for money goes, you can't get much better than free.