Thursday, October 28, 2010
A series of nude water color studies signed by Kuroda Seiki are for sale on Ebay.
He was active in the early twentieth century as a painter and teacher who brought western theories of art to Japan. When he was 20 years old in 1886 he traveled to France to study and discovered plein-air painting. He returned to Japan in 1893 determined to end the Japanese aversion to figure painting.
The oil painting Sentiment which is on display at the Kuroda Memorial Hall at the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo Japan for which the watercolors are a study.
Link to a photograph of the oil painting in the museum.
Research about Kuroda Seiki's paintings using infrared photography.
Kuroda Seiki, Fujishima Takeji: Kuroda Seiki, Fujishima Takeji (20-seiki Nihon no bijutsu) (Japanese Edition)Search Amazon.com for Kuroda Seiki
Japanese Painters: Miyamoto Musashi, Tsuguharu Foujita, Utamaro, Hokusai, Yoshitaka Amano, Ei-Q, Samizu Matsuki, Kuroda Seiki
Naissance Dans La Préfecture de Kagoshima: Jun'ichi Inamoto, Kosuke Fukudome, Takahiro Suwa, Kota Ibushi, Seiki Kuroda (French Edition)
People From Kagoshima (City): Togo Heihachiro, Kuroda Seiki, Saigo Takamori, Takejiro Tokonami, Ikki Sawamura, Yamamoto Gonnohyoe