Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fujishima Takeji - Black Fan

Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943) - Black Fan (1908)
Japan 50 yen Stamp issued July 7, 1980
Modern Art Series
Painting held at the Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo

This is a Western style painting, although the painter was Japanese.  Takeji travelled to the National School of Fine Arts in Paris from 1905-1910, where he developed a Western style of painting.  After 1910 he continued to live and work in Tokyo at the Tokyo Art School.

This painting is now housed in a museum in Tokyo that was founded by the founder of the Bridgestone tyre company.

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