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Title

Artist and a model

1934


Artist

YASUI Sôtarô

Japan

1888 - 1955


About

Yasui Sôtarô, together with Umehara Ryûzaburô, dominated Western-style painting in modern Japan, particularly during the postwar period which is called the 'Yasui-Umehara era'. Yasui studied in France from 1907 to 1914 where he was most influenced by Cezanne. After a brief period of experimenting with different styles, by the end of the 1920s Yasui established what is often called 'Yasui style', a combination of dynamic composition, decisive colours and clarity of vision, which was best utilised in portraits.

This print (probably cut by Hiratsuka Un'ichi, one of the leaders of the Creative Print Movement which began in the 1910s) was produced in the same year as 'Kin'yô', his most famous painting which established his pre-eminence.


Details


Alternative title

Easel and model


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1934


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut


Edition

93/100


Dimensions

39.7 x 27.8 cm image; 45.0 x 32.2 cm mount


Signature & date

Signed l.r. [image] in Japanese., ink "[artist's seal]". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

211.1997


Artist information

YASUI Sôtarô

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Chiaki Ajioka and John Clark, Modern Boy Modern Girl: modernity in Japanese art 1910-1935, 'The New Mainstream', pg. 55-80, Sydney, 1998, 75 (colour illus.), 170. cat.no. 86iii

Jonathan Cooper (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales Bulletin, 'Modern Boy Modern Girl', pg. 10-11, Sydney, May 1998-Jul 1998, 11 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'A New Dichotomy', Sydney, 2003, 276 (colour illus.).