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Author Kaneko, Maki

Title Mirroring the Japanese empire : the male figure in yōga painting, 1930-1950 / by Maki Kaneko
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2015


Description 1 online resource (x, 199 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, genealogical table
Series Japanese visual culture ; volume 14
Japanese visual culture ; v. 14.
Contents Mirroring the Japanese Empire; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 INTRODUCTION; Framing Japanese "War Art"; New Studies on "War Art" after the 1990s; The Male Figure in Yōga; The "Men's World" of Yōga in the 1930s; Chapter Organization; 2 "JAPANESE" MEN ON DISPLAY: FUJITA TSUGUHARU'S CAMPAIGN-RECORD PAINTINGS; Introduction; A "Japanese" Artist in Bohemian Paris; Fujita's Return to Imperial Japan; Campaign-Record Painting as Battle for Yōga Artists; Representation of the Japanese Male Body; Fujita's Deathly Battle Pictures in the Last Phase of the Japanese Empire
In/Visibility of the Racial and Sexual "Other"Conclusion; 3 MODERN PORTRAITURE AS THE SITE OF BATTLE: YASUI SŌTARŌ'S MALE PORTRAITS AND THE SHIRAKABA SCHOOL; Introduction; Yasui's "Atypical" Male Portraiture in the 1930s and 40s; Kojima Kikuo: Art Historian, Critic, and Arts Administrator; Kojima's Evaluation of Yasui's Portraiture; Yasui as an Artist of Male Portraits; Negotiation and Formulation of Male Alliance through Portraiture; Conclusion; 4 ARTISTS AS MADMEN: YAMASHITA KIYOSHI AND MATSUMOTO SHUNSUKE'S "DISABLED" BODIES; Introduction; Yamashita Kiyoshi and Wartime Society
The Discourse of "Insanity" and Art in Prewar JapanArt and "Health" Policy in the 1930s; "The Living Painter": Matsumoto Shunsuke; Matsumoto Shunsuke's Resistance to"Abnormality" in Militant Japan; Matsumoto's Bodily Representation of "Health" and "Manhood"; Conclusion; 5 CONCLUSION: MALE ICONS OF JAPAN'S "LONG POSTWAR"; The Persistence of Modernity: Yasui Sōtarō; The Resurrection of Wartime Memory: Yamashita Kiyoshi; The Reconciliation with the Past: Fujita Tsuguharu; The "Discovery" of the Lone Protester: Matsumoto Shunsuke; Endnotes; Selected Bibliography; Illustration Credits; Index
Summary In this groundbreaking study of a subject intricately tied up with the controversies of Japanese wartime politics and propaganda, Maki Kaneko reexamines the iconic male figures created by artists of yo¿¿ga (Western-style painting) between 1930 and 1950. Particular attention is given to prominent yo¿¿ga painters such as Fujita Tsuguharu, Yasui So¿¿taro¿¿, Matsumoto Shunsuke, and Yamashita Kiyoshi¿́¿all of whom achieved fame for their images of men either during or after the Asia-Pacific War. By closely investigating the representation of male figures together with the contemporary politics of gender, race, and the body, this profusely illustrated volume offers new insight into artists¿́¿ activities in late Imperial Japan. Rather than adhering to the previously held model of unilateral control governing the Japanese Empire¿́¿s visual regime, the author proposes a more complex analysis of the role of Japanese male artists and how art functioned during an era of international turmoil
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-189) and index
SUBJECT Foujita, Tsugouharu, 1886-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation
Yasui, Sōtarō, 1888-1955 -- Criticism and interpretation
Matsumoto, Shunsuke, 1912-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation
Foujita, Tsugouharu, 1886-1968 fast
Matsumoto, Shunsuke, 1912-1948 fast
Yasui, Sōtarō, 1888-1955 fast
Subject Painting, Japanese -- Western style.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Art and the war
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war.
Men in art.
War in art.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda.
Propaganda, Japanese.
Yōga (Japanese painting styles)
ART -- History -- General.
Men in art
Painting, Japanese -- Western style
Propaganda, Japanese
War in art
Genre/Form Art
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014947271
ISBN 9004227679