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Title

Autumn for make-up

1924

Artist

Takehisa Yumeji

Japan

1893 – 1934

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Taishô period 1912 - 1926 → Japan
    Date
    1924
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    17.9 x 19.5 cm image;18.8 x 20.0 cm sheet; 32.5 x 24.5 cm cover page
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1991
    Location
    20th-century galleries (ground floor)
    Accession number
    178.1991
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Takehisa Yumeji

    Works in the collection

    3

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  • About

    During the 1920s, Japan’s newly emergent urban culture nurtured the development of modern art. International fashion and ideas were eagerly adopted and, after the First World War, many Japanese people travelled to Europe and America. Among them was Takehisa Yumeji, a poet and painter whose graphic work ranged from illustrations for socialist and anti-war magazines to images of the modern urban woman. His work often featured in 'The Ladies’ Graphic', a lifestyle and fashion magazine akin to 'The Home' in Australia which was similarly instrumental in promoting a new female identity through striking cover designs.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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