Iwami Furusawa "Wild Dance of Color and Lines"

Itabashi Art Museum

poster for Iwami Furusawa "Wild Dance of Color and Lines"

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Artist Iwami Furusawa (1912-2000) was a member of the pre-war artists' community Ikebukuro Montparnasse and explored new forms of expression such as surrealism. After the war, he had an atelier in Itabashi Ward, Tokyo and painted a unique world with lines and color usage that seemed to dance. This museum has continued to introduce the artist's work as an artist living in the ward.

This exhibition comprises 108 works (approximately 300 items) that were donated to the museum by the artist's family in 2005. They contain several letters with sketches that the artist wrote to family members and friends during the war and give valuable insight into the artist's emotional state at the time. Oil paintings, dessin, unpublicized works and newspaper illustrations will also be on display as the artist's wide-ranging works are reviewed under the themes "line" and "color."

Related Event
Commemorative Talk: “What Kind of Artist was Iwami Furusawa?” by Art Critic Shinichi Segi
May 19th, 14:00-15:30 at 1st Floor Lecture Hall

[Image: "Woman from the North"]

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From 2007-05-12 To 2007-07-01

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Iwami Furusawa

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Sexuality is polymorphous. It has to be. This is because — rightly or wrongly — it often faces rigid repressive structures that it can only outflank by changing its forms and pouring its energy in new directions ...

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