The Portrait, painted in 1916


2月18日2016年 | 6 PM

Weston Room
Cathedral Hostry
Norwich NR1 4DH

Atsushi Tanaka
Deputy Director at the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo

About the Lecture

KISHIDA Ryūsei, Portrait of Yoshio Koya
(Portrait of a Man Holding a Plant)
September 10,1916, oil on canvas, 45.5 x 33.5 cm.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

This lecture will introduce Kishida Ryūsei (1891-1929) who is one of the most prominent modern artists in Japan.

Ryūsei was born in Japan and learned to paint in his youth. He developed his initial expressive style from post-impressionists paintings. In later years, however, his style radically changed with a strong draw to realism. Taking inspirations from reproductions of classical paintings by European masters, such as Dürer and Rembrandt, and traditional Japanese images found in woodblock prints and paintings, Ryûsei continued to deepen his mode of practice.

The lecture will focus on one of Ryūsei’s most prominent realist paintings, The Portrait, which he painted in 1916.

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About the Speaker

Tanaka Jun is Deputy Director of the Tokyo Research Institute for Cultural Properties. He was at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo before joining the Tokyo Research Institute for Cultural Properties in 1994. His research focuses on modern Japanese art history. He has published extensively including Gaka ga iru ‘basho’ (2005, in Japanese only) and TAIYO TO JINTAN : Aspects of Post-Impressionism and Modernism,1912-1945(2012)

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About the Third Thursday Lecture Series

Every Third Thursday of the month, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures hosts a lecture on a topic related to the art and culture of Japan. Talks begin at 6pm (50-minute lecture followed by refreshments). Speakers are all specialists in their field and the talks are intended to be accessible to those with no prior knowledge of Japanese history.

The lecture are normally held at the Weston Room, Cathedral Hostry, Norwich NR1 4DH. The Third Thursday Lecture series is funded by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Yakult and the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Charitable Trust.

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Future Lectures

17 March 2016 | Dr Yasuko Tsuchikane
Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow
What can “Religion” be in Modern Art? Dōmoto Inshō’s Paintings for 20th Century Kyoto Buddhist Temples

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21 April 2016 | Dr Radu Leca
Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow
‘Myriad Countries’: The Outside World on Historical Maps of Japan

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