LÉONARD TSUGUHARU FOUJITA (1886-1968)

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LÉONARD TSUGUHARU FOUJITA (1886-1968)

Nature morte à la pipe et à la poupée, 1924
Oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right,countersigned and dated on reverse
27,5 x 22 cm- 10 7/8 x 8 5/8 in.

Le certificat n°A2446 H rédigé par Sylvie Buisson en date du 10 novembre 1995 sera remis à l'acquéreur.

PROVENANCE Vente Jean-Louis Picard, Paris, 1995
Collection privée, France

BIBLIOGRAPHIE
Sylvie et Dominique Buisson, La vie et l'oeuvre de Foujita, Editions ACR, Paris 1987, p. 373, n°24-26 et p. 140

LÉONARD TSUGUHARU FOUJITA
Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita was born in 1886 in Tokyo. Coming from a wealthy family of the Japanese military bourgeoisie, he was introduced to Western culture at a very early age by those close to him. He quickly entered the Tokyo School of Fine Arts where he turned to learning Western painting, graduating in 1910.
In 1913, Foujita moved to France, where he discovered cubism and soon lived in Montparnasse where he rubbed shoulders with the most famous protagonists of the Ecole de Paris.
This 1924 work is very representative of Fou­jita's Parisian period. He revisited Western genre painting, more precisely still life painting with a technique of his own and a great modernity. Within this composition he mixes Western and Eastern objects.
The style developed by Foujita, which will earn him a place as a true icon of the French art scene from the Roaring Twenties, is the result of a skillful blend between the indel­ible mark of his native Japanese culture and the impregnation of Western tradition, from Gothic to contemporary art through the icons of the late nineteenth century.
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