Togo Seiji "Parasol and woman"
Seiji Togo is a landlord of beautiful paintings, and this is something that can no longer be doubted.
An elegant and romantic screen with graceful curves and pale tones. There are women who are luscious, seductive and erotic, but who do not lose dignity and dignity.
Togo has established a model beauty known as the "Togo style" at a glance.
Togo, who had traveled to France in his early twenties (Taisho era) and had been devoted to Cubism due to the intense heat of Picasso, I don't know how he became good at beauty paintings, but it is well known. It's easy to imagine that he's not as unrelated to his brilliant femininity. (It is also famous that Chiyo Uno, a female writer with a lot of love, was a mistress for a while.)
Now, while it is unclear when this work was drawn, it makes me feel before the "Togo style" sprouting, and I am strongly attracted to the fact that it has not been standardized yet.
The stage may be a bay or a lake because mountains can be seen in the background.
There is still no bewitching man who draws ripe feminine beauty, which can be said to be bewitching. Is the woman a fake adult woman who has a rebellious triumph over her brows and her shoulders?
The man's eyes on both sides of the back parasol (this is an important prop of Togo anymore!) Would be glued to this mog with exposed breasts !? It's bouncing back.
Still, it is probably the technique that this immature picture radiates a vibrant scent that cannot be said to be a strong admiration for women in Togo.
Although it's a study or a drawing, I think it's a fine work that conveys the refreshing spirit of the young Togo who is trying to inject a new air into the art.
◆ Frame: width 55 cm, height 62.2 cm. Drawing: width 31.3 cm, height 39.5 cm. With appraisal certificate. Probably before the war?
Rippling is seen on the paper, probably because it is watercolor. In the photo in the lower row of the left column, the light from directly above makes it easy to see, but in reality, the waviness is not so noticeable.
1897 (Meiji 30) -1978 (Showa 53).
Mainly active in the Nikakai.
After the era of cubism and surrealism, which was called "futurism," he established his own beauty painting style, which was praised as "Togo style" after the war, and even worked on commercial design.
His beauty paintings are the ones that even Japanese people are not aware of.
Reference price: 220,000yen
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