Exhibition by Kitano Tsunetomi
Exhibition by Kitano Tsunetomi

Exhibition – The Export Articles At Minatogawa Boeki Seisanhin Kyoshin-Kai by Kitano Tsunetomi

Exhibition is a Japanese vintage art poster in the art nouveau style, depicting an attractive young lady floating in mid air with a bouquet of cherry blossoms in her left hand.

It appears as she is spreading about some of the cherry blossoms with her right hand as the wind blows them away as well as her long black hair.

In the background we can see an island village along the coast with many boats of all sizes in the water; while the foreground has different flags criss-crossing each other on the left, and Japanese writing on the left.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Info Below From Wikipedia.org

Kitano Tsunetomi initially made printing plates for illustrations in newspapers. At 17 he went to Osaka to become a painter.

He now designed illustrations for stories that appeared in newspapers. His large-format advertising posters with beautiful women also found recognition.

In 1910 his picture “Assembly of the Beetles” (す だ く 虫, Sudaku mushi) and the following year the picture “Sunshine in the Rain” (日照 雨, Sobae) were awarded a 3rd prize at the Bunter exhibition.

With that he had established himself as a painter in the Nihonga style.

In 1914 Kitano exhibited the picture “The Thread of Request” (願 い の 糸, Negai no ito) at the resurrected Inten exhibition .

From then on he remained connected to this series of exhibitions and belonged, together with the Tokyo Kaburagi Kiyokata and Uemura Shōen in Kyoto, to the prominent painters of beautiful women.

Since Kitano initially portrayed “magical” beautiful women, he was counted among the wing of painting that dealt with the unusual, the “Gadan no Akuma-ha” (画壇 の 悪 魔 派).

From the middle Taishō period, the picture of the Yodogimi should be emphasized, which has a new depth of representation.

With the Shōwa period, Kitano captured modern Japan in a fresh way.

Kitano was shown in 1931 at the “Exhibition of Japanese Painting” in Berlin. In 1989 the Japanese Post issued two postage stamps for 62 yen each with a dancer from the “Awa Odori”, the festive procession in Tokushima Prefecture (historically Awa Province).

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