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A Superb Old Cubist Sculpture by by Japanese Artist Katsumi Koremasu Signed & Dated 1966

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A Fine Old Cubist Sculpture by by Japanese Artist Koremasu Signed & Dated 1966
A Fine Old Cubist Sculpture by by Japanese Artist Koremasu Signed & Dated 1966
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A Fine Old Cubist Sculpture by Japanese Artist Katsumi Koremasu Signed & Dated 1966

This finely carved Cubist Sculpture by the Japanese Artist Katsumi Koremasu, dated 1966 you can see the influence of Picasso and other early 20th Century Western Artists. Carved from a single piece of hardwood, the two heads; one on the right playing flute and the figure on the left appear to sing with his mouth open, and his eyes are shown at different angles & sizes.

是松勝美 Katsumi Korematsu Born in (1931) Okayama prefecture, Japan

Graduated from Bunka Gakuen Art Department

Musashino Art University Carving Department

Member of Jiyubijutsu (Free Art) Association – Tokyo

Art Works Exhibited in 

Matsumura Art Gallery – Nipponbashi, Tokyo

Nabisu Art Gallery – Ginza, Tokyo

Akasaka Gallery Sanko – Tokyo

Cubism is a Modern art movement that emerged around 1907 in Paris, France. Four important characteristics of Cubism are the application of multiple perspectives, the use of geometric shapes, a monochromatic colour palette, and a flattened picture plane.

Cubism’s novel handling of form, colour, and perspective signalled a shift from the existing conventions of European modernist painting. Cubism reimagined the treatment of form by rejecting the traditions of perspective, modelling, and foreshortening. The result of this method was a heavily abstracted composition that represented the subject from all angles or with overlapping picture planes.

Cubists intended to depict the entire structure of objects and people in their paintings without using techniques such as perspective or graded shading to make them look realistic. They wanted to show their subjects as they were rather than create an illusion of an object or person.

The use of linear perspective and the illusion of depth favoured by the Renaissance movement were in stark contrast to the two-dimensionality that Cubists worked to define. Cubist artists depicted their subjects from multiple perspectives simultaneously, working to represent every angle of the subject on the flat surface of a canvas and within a single picture plane.

Cube-like imagery, as well as other geometric forms like cones, spheres and cylinders often appear in early Cubist paintings and again later in the movement in Cubist sculptures. Cubists felt they could portray a subject’s form more accurately by using geometric shapes to represent its various sides and angles. The use of geometric shapes replaced techniques such as perspective and shading, which also emphasized the two-dimensional flatness of the canvas

Provenance: Old Japanese Collection / The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic & Modern Art

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