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Title

Artist and a model

1934

Artist

YASUI Sôtarô

Japan

1888 - 1955

No image
  • Details

    Alternative title
    Easel and model
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → 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

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications