Gyokuson Yunoki + Hisata Yunoki + Shokichiro Yunoki Exhibition
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Tamashima, reclaimed since the Edo period at the mouth of the Takahashi River, which flows into the calm Seto Inland Sea, is a port town that prospered as the gateway to Bicchu, with many Takase boats and Kitamae ships coming and going. In this area, the Yunoki family served the Bicchu Matsuyama clan for many generations from the mid-Edo period, and was treated like a magistrate.
The Yunoki family produced many talented individuals, but the three generations featured in this exhibition are Gyokuson, Hisata, and Shokichiro Yunoki. Gyokuson’s son, Hisata (1885-1970), studied in France, and after returning to Japan, he continued to exhibit his paintings at government art exhibitions and left behind a series of refreshing landscapes. Shokichiro (1919-2005), the eldest son of Hisata, was a Western-style painter who painted fantastic landscapes with people.
This exhibition focuses on Hisata’s landscape paintings from his early years to his later years, bringing together the southern paintings of his father, Gyokuson, and the oil paintings of his son, Shokichiro, to reveal the work of each artist and to unravel the spirit that runs through the three generations of the Yunoki family, taking into account the cultural background of Tamashima.