press release

Foujita (LĂ©onard Foujita / Foujita Tsuguharu, 1886-1968) attracted notice as an artist with the distinctive smooth 'milky-white skin' he was able to achieve in his graceful paintings of nudes. The range of his artistic output spanned oil painting and watercolor, print making, book illustration, decorative arts, woodworking, photography and book design. Starting with his paintings from the 1920's, when he was active with the Ecole de Paris painters, this exhibition introduces Foujita's career as an artist, including also his print and illustrated book works, and a series of charming portraits of children dressed as artisans, painted in the latter years of his life.Thanks to an optical study conducted through the cooperation of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo and the Oil Painting Conservation Studio, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, the exhibition also reveals the secret of Foujita's characteristic 'splendid milky-white.'

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Tsugouharu Foujita
mon Paris, mon atelier