Aoki Shigeru "A Good Catch"

Bridgestone Museum of Art

poster for Aoki Shigeru "A Good Catch"

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Though he died at the early age of twenty-eight, the painter Aoki Shigeru (1882-1911) produced a large and splendid body of work. As the representative of the Japanese Romantic movement, Aoki left his mark on the history of modern Japanese art. In particular, his masterpiece, A Good Catch (1904), has achieved widespread popularity in Japan due to the richness of its mythological subject matter, and its approachable monumentality.
To mark the passing of a century since Aoki produced A Good Catch, a special research project on the work was undertaken in 2004. With the assistance of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, a technical analysis of A Good Catch was carried out using ultra-precise digital imaging and infrared photography; meanwhile field studies were also carried out at Aoki's birthplace of Kurume City (Fukuoka prefecture), and in Mera (Chiba prefecture) where A Good Catch was painted.
As well as revealing the results of these studies, this exhibition also provides an opportunity to see some 20 of Aoki Shigeru's masterpieces together. The exhibits, which come from the collections of the Bridgestone Museum of Art and the Ishibashi Museum of Art, include A Good Catch, Paradise under the Sea, and Onamuchi-no-mikoto. This100th anniversary exhibition is your chance to take a fresh look at Aoki's oeuvre.



From 2005-09-17 To 2005-10-10


Aoki Shigeru



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