Takanori Kinoshita Exhibition
This event has ended.
This exhibition takes a retrospective look back at the work of Takanori Kinoshita, a yo-ga (Japanese Western-style painting) artist who captured the elegance of the late Taisho and early Showa eras. This is the first such exhibition of a late Taisho/early Showa yoga artist mounted by the museum.
During the late Taisho era, Kinoshita was admitted to the Nikakai and thereafter studied painting at the Ecole de Paris. Influenced primarily by Manet, Courbet, Vlaminck and Matisse, Kinoshita began to develop his own artistic idiom. After returning to Japan, he began to exhibit the results of this stint at the Nikakai and the Shunyokai exhibitions. Not content with absorbing late Impressionism, he began to incorporate elements from proletarian art movements and Surrealism into his work as well.
In 1930 he founded the "1930 Association" together with Hiroshi Maeda, Yuzo Sa, Shozo Satomi and Zentaro Kojima, in order to further the spirit and individualism propagated by the Ecole de Paris.
[Image: "Woman in a Yellow Dress" (1954) Oil on canvas 115.5 x 89.0cm]
From 2008-04-11 To 2008-06-08
Westernized subjects led to a distinctly Japanese style
By C.B. Liddell
Special to The Japan Times
Just as Japan as a nation, in the earlier Meiji Period (1868-1912), enthusiastically embraced Western technology and civilization, so we feel in these paintings that these ladies of the postwar period are embracing Western styles and fashions for a similar motive — empowerment ...