Katsuji Fukuda

« Fukuda Katsuji was born in 1899. Except for a few years after the Great Kanto Earthquake when he was trying to establish his career in places such as Nakanoseki, Sakai, Hiroshima and Osaka, Fukuda spent his long life working in Tokyo.

After returning to Tokyo for good in 1933, Fukuda had a successful career in advertising photography, specializing in still lifes and nudes with modernist influences, as well as authoring practical books on photography. A series of photographs in Asahi Camera in 1936 featuring portraits of Setsuko Hara and Takako Irie were very popular and led to his first photobooks of women.

After the war Fukuda was one of the first prominent photographers to experiment with color and continued to publish collections of nude studies and books on technique. However his emphasis on the aesthetics of beauty made his work seem old-fashioned during the postwar wave of realism led by Ken Domon and the trends that followed. In 1974 he was not among the 100 living photographers profiled by Camera Mainichi.

However, in 1979 his contribution to the famed Sonorama Shashin Sensho, « Psalm » led to reassessments of his contributions. In the afterword of Psalm, Akira Hasegawa pointed out that « …there are no photographers of women in Japan even today who have not been influenced by Fukuda in one way or another. Many techniques commonly used today were developed by Fukuda, a fact which has been forgotten. »

Fukuda continued working in his old age, long enough to see the increasing estimations of his work that has continued to this day. Now he is often anthologized in collections of Modernist and mid-century works. » text From the catalogue A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Lapetitemelancolie6 janvier 2013,  les articles avec la date sont sauvegardés sur archives.orgKatsuji Fukuda -Shell of Light, 1949 From the catalogue A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda -Shell of Light, 1949 From the catalogue A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda -Shell of Light, 1949 From the catalogue A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda -Shell of Light, 1949

Katsuji Fukuda –Shell of Light, 1949 ( detail)

Katsuji Fukuda - Untitled Nude,1951

Katsuji Fukuda – Untitled Nude,1951 From the catalogue A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- nude , 1946 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- nude , 1946 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1951. A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1951. A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1956 from A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1956 from A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Untitled,1948 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Untitled,1948 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- nude with flower, 1946 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- nude with flower, 1946 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1951. A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1951. A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- 3 nude From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- 3 nudes From « A Solitary Modernist Photographer » Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition catalogue. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

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Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Fukuda Katsuku - untitled from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 19473

Fukuda Katsuku – untitled from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Fukuda Katsuku - untitled from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Fukuda Katsuku – untitled from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

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Katsuji Fukuda-Onna no utsushikata -, 1937 from the book Photokunst von Frauen) - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS,

Katsuji Fukuda-Onna no utsushikata -, 1937 from the book  – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda-portrait-, 1937 from the book How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda-portrait-, 1937 from the book How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda-portrait cover , 1937 from the book Photokunst von Frauen – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda- portrait cover , 1937 from the book Photokunst von Frauen – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku 1937 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku 1937 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1937 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1937 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda-Gheisha , 1937 from the book How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda-Gheisha , 1937 from the book How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1937 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1937 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

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Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS 7

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku - 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS 8

Fukuda Katsuku – 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

John Everard

John Everard est un photographe anglais autodidacte de renommée internationale notamment pour son travail sur les formes féminines dans le style dit « art déco ». Sa carrière s’est déroulée entre la fin des années 20 et les début des années 60. Il a partagé à Londres un studio à Londres avec deux autres photographes renommés : Walter Bird   ( Voir l’article Ici)   et Horace Roye (voir l’article Ici). Il a été acclamé et publié très tôt dans sa carrière.  Tout comme ses acolytes, il a produit de nombreux ouvrages tels que » Portrait of a Model »  Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939 ( Ltd étant la maison d’édition crée par roye Bird et lui même),  « Judgement of Paris, French nudes », ed° George Routledge, London, 1941, « Life line » Ltd., London,  1936, « Oriental Model » Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London  1955, » Adams Fifth Rib » ,Ltd., London 1936 , pour ne citer qu’eux, puisque ceux sont ces derniers que je vous présente aujourd’hui. J’ai scanné des  livres, mais peu de planches car au vu de l’utilisation et du respect qu’il existe sur le net, je ne fais plus don de photos provenant de livre à 1000 euros… ainsi que celles qu’on ne trouve pas sur le net.. le reste se trouve, sans être bien sur attribué au bon livre et souvent avec des dates et titres erronés même pour les galeries et sites de ventes aux enchères, comme Walter Bird d’ailleurs et de surcroit toute avec un tirage de négatifs rayés.

La trilogie des ces merveilleux anglais que j’affectionne particulièrement se termine donc . Ils sont à mes yeux ce que František Drtikol est à la photographie Tchèque, ce que  József Pécsi est à la photographie Hongroise, des grands maîtres de la lumière de la mise en scène, et des formidables amoureux de la femme, proposant des photographies d’elles sans aucune vulgarité, avec une délicatesse infinie.

 

John Everard Portrait of a Model  Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939 ( scan perso)

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939 ( scan perso)

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

John Everard. from Portrait of a Model Londres George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1939

 

John Everard.  Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures)  Ed° Chapman & Hall

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall ( scan perso)

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall ( scan perso)

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall ( scan peros)

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall scan perso)

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall ( scan perso)

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall ( scan perso)

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall

John Everard. Suty of nude from John Everard 1936( 48 photogravures) Ed° Chapman & Hall ( scan perso)

 

 

 

 

Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard. Nude No. 24. ( photoetching. 1941 from Judgement of ParisJohn Everard- Study of nude from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard. Nude No. 24. ( photoetching. 1941 from Judgement of ParisJohn Everard- Study of nude from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard. Nude No. 1. ( photoetching. 1941 from Judgement of ParisJohn Everard- Study of nude from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard. Nude No. 1. ( photoetching. 1941 from Judgement of ParisJohn Everard- Study of nude from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

 

John Everard. Nude No. 24. ( photoetching. 1941 from Judgement of ParisJohn Everard- Study of nude from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard. Nude No. 24. ( photoetching. 1941 from Judgement of ParisJohn Everard- Study of nude from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard. Nude No. 24. ( photoetching. 1941 from Judgement of ParisJohn Everard- Study of nude from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard. Nude No. 24. ( photoetching. 1941 from Judgement of ParisJohn Everard- Study of nude from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard. Nude No. 40. ( photoetching. 1941 from Judgement of Paris

John Everard. Nude No. 40. ( photoetching. 1941 from Judgement of Paris

John Everard- Study of nudes from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard- Study of nudes from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard- Study of nude 2 from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard- Study of nude 2 from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

 

John Everard- Study of nude 17 from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard- Study of nude 17 from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard- Study of nude , 15 from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard- Study of nude , 15 from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard- Study of nude 31 from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

John Everard- Study of nude 31 from Judgement of Paris, French nudes, ed° George Routledge, London, 1941

 

 

John Everard. « Artit’s Model » Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951

John Everard- From Artit's Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951 (2)

John Everard- From Artit’s Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951 detail

John Everard- From Artit's Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951John Everard- Nude Plate 23 From Artit's Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951

John Everard- From Artit’s Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951John Everard- Nude Plate 23 From Artit’s Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951

John Everard- From Artit's Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951

John Everard- From Artit’s Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951

John Everard- From Artit's Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951

John Everard- From Artit’s Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951 detail

John Everard- From Artit's Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951 (2)

John Everard- From Artit’s Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951  detail

John Everard- From Artit's Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951

John Everard- From Artit’s Model, Ed° The Bodley Head, 1951 detail

 

 

 

 

 

John Everard. »Oriental Model » Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London 1955

 

 

 

John Everard- Asian Female semi Nude photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955. 4

John Everard- Asian Female semi Nude photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard- Malay woman semi nude ,photogravure 1950 Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard- Malay woman semi nude ,photogravure 1950 Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard. Indian Hindu dancer nude photogravure 1950 Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard. Indian Hindu dancer nude photogravure 1950 Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard- kneeling Asian Filipino nude photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard- kneeling Asian Filipino nude photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard. Japanese kneeling Nude, 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.1

John Everard. Japanese kneeling Nude, 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard.photomontage Japanese Nude, photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard.photomontage Japanese Nude, photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

 

John Everard. Japanese kneeling Nude, photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard. Japanese kneeling Nude, photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard. two kneeling Japaneses Nude photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard. two kneeling Japaneses Nude photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard Japanese Nude photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard Japanese Nude photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard- Japanese Nude photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

John Everard- Japanese Nude photogravure 1950Oriental Model Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London in 1955.

 

 

 

 

 

John Everard –  My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard - My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954 1_e

John Everard – My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard - Nude From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard – Nude From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard -Nude From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard -Nude From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

 

 

John Everard - Nude From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard – Nude From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard - Nude From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard – Nude From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard. Nude No. 24.1941 , From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard. Nude No. 24.1941 , From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard - Nude From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

John Everard – Nude From My Hundred Best Studies, Ed Bodley Head, 1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard - From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936 COVER

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936 COVER

John Everard - From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard - From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard - From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard - From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard - From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard - From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

 

John Everard - From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard - From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936 detail

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936 detail

John Everard - From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

John Everard – From Adams Fifth Rib , 1936

 

 

 

 

Nudes stydy outdoors , ed° Ltd, London, 1940

John Everard -Study (Lady Woman's Hands with flower) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study (Lady Woman’s Hands with flower) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Forest Trees)photogravure 1940 1

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Forest Trees)photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Landscape) photogravure 1940 1

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Landscape) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude Nude( Lady Reeds Beach) photogravure 1940 also published in Lifelines

John Everard -Study of Nude Nude( Lady Reeds Beach) photogravure 1940 also published in Lifelines

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Outdoors ) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Outdoors ) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude -Nude Lady Beach Water) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude -Nude Lady Beach Water) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Lady Beach Water) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Lady Beach Water) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude Nude( Lady Beach Water) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude Nude( Lady Beach Water) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude -Nude Lady Beach Water) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude -Nude Lady Beach Water) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Water Rocks) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Water Rocks) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude Nude (Lady on Rocks), photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude Nude (Lady on Rocks), photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Sandy Beach ) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Sandy Beach ) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Water Rocks) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady Water Rocks) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady on Rocks) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady on Rocks) photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady on Rocks ), photogravure 1940

John Everard -Study of Nude (Nude Lady on Rocks ), photogravure 1940

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiyoji Ohtsuji

Kiyoji Ohtsuji - Object - in Nubuya Abe's Atelier from Kiyoji Ohtsuji Portfolio, 1950

Kiyoji Ohtsuji – Object ,  in Nubuya Abe’s Atelier from Kiyoji Ohtsuji Portfolio, 1950

Kiyoji Ohtsuji - Object - in Nubuya Abe's Atelier from Kiyoji Ohtsuji Portfolio, 1950

Kiyoji Ohtsuji – Object , in Nubuya Abe’s Atelier from Kiyoji Ohtsuji Portfolio, 1950

Kiyoji Ohtsuji - Portrait of the Artist, Hideko Fukushima  from Kiyoji Ohtsuji Portfolio, 1950

Kiyoji Ohtsuji – Portrait of the Artist, Hideko Fukushima from Kiyoji Ohtsuji Portfolio, 1950

 

 

Toshiko Okanoue ou Le surréalisme Japonais

Toshiko Okanoue ,岡上淑子  ( Kochi, en 1928) , est une Japonaise qui  a commencé à faire des photo-collages, alors qu’elle  était étudiante à l’ecole de mode Ogawa mode Insititute en 1949  où elle obtient un diplôme.  Elle intrègre en suite ledépartement de design de Bunka Gakuin College dont elle sera diplômé en 1952
Elle a commencé dès 1949 à explorer le monde de l’image à travers la photographie pour concevoir et mettre en œuvre ses propres idées. La mode la mène inévitablement  aux Magazines, elle y  puise son inspiration et sa matière pour ses découpages collages (Vogue et Life…)

En 1953 ,  après sa rencontre avec le critique d’art Shuzo Takiguchi, elle fût  invitée à exposer ses collages pour la première fois  à Takemiya Gallery à Tokyo ( puis en 1956) . Certaines de ses œuvres ont également été sélectionnés pour une exposition au Musée National d’Art Moderne de Tokyo en 1953. Puis il lui faudra attendre 2000 pour à nouveau être exposée et ce de manière collective à Tokyo.

Son travail est   présentée à l’époque par Shuzo Takiguchi comme une version contemporaine d’Alice au pays des merveilles. En effet il n’est pas peu dire ô combien ses collages représentent un rêve nébuleux,  surréaliste par excellence.

Ses œuvres sont aujourd’hui exposées  au National Museum of Modern Art,à  Tokyo; au Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography;  au Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts; au Museum of Art, Kochi,  au Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; au  Museum of Modern Arts, New York

Deux livres sont sortis chez édition Nazraeli « Drop of Dreams », en 2002, et « The Miracle of Silence » (12 images sélectionnées, représentent le meilleur de la production de Okanoue entre les années 1951 et 1956), suite au grand succès d’une exposition qui eu lieu suite à cette première publication au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Houston  On retrouve quelques planches identiques dans les deux livres.

Nazraeli Edition

Galerie

Foam Magazine

Toshiko Okanoue - The Miracle of the silence, 1952 From Drop of dreams (Works 1950-1956), Nazraeli Press 2002 (2)

Toshiko Okanoue – The Miracle of the silence, 1952 From Drop of dreams (Works 1950-1956), Nazraeli Press

Toshiko Okanoue -Dreams visite at the night, 1951 from Drop of dreams

Toshiko Okanoue -Dreams visite at the night, 1951 from Drop of dreams

Toshiko Okanoue- Falling Toshiko, 1956 Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue- Falling Toshiko, 1956 Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshiko -Supraspinatus Yoshiko & Twilight , 1956, Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshiko -Supraspinatus Yoshiko & Twilight , 1956, Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue- Eve et Maria, 1955

Toshiko Okanoue- Eve et Maria, 1955

Okanoue Toshiko - Arrested People, 1954, Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshiko – Arrested People, 1954, Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue- Harbor Flowers, 1952

Toshiko Okanoue- Harbor Flowers, 1952

Toshiko Okanoue- Incubation,1955

Toshiko Okanoue- Incubation,1955

Okanoue Toshiko - , 1954, Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshiko – , 1954, Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshiko - Drop of Dreams , 1954, Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshiko – Drop of Dreams , 1954, Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshiko-, Drop of Dreams , 1956? ,Nazraeli Press 2002 (5)

Okanoue Toshiko-, Drop of Dreams , 1956, ,Nazraeli Press 2002 (5)

Okanoue Toshiko - Respite, 1952. Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshiko – Respite, 1952. Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshioko-A Trait Angel , 1954, from Drop of Dreams (2)

Okanoue Toshioko-A Trait Angel , 1954, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue - From Drop of dreams (Works 1950-1956), Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue – From Drop of dreams (Works 1950-1956), Nazraeli Press 2002

 

Okanoue Toshioko- 1954

Okanoue Toshioko- 1954

Toshiko Okanoue - Noblewoman, 1954, from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue – Noblewoman, 1954, from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Okanoue Toshiko- 1952 , Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002 (4) - Copie

Okanoue Toshiko- 1952 , Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue - Fantasy, 1953, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue – Fantasy, 1953, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue -Noon Song, 1954 from Drop of Dreams Works 1950-1956), Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue -Noon Song, 1954 from Drop of Dreams Works 1950-1956), Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue -Leda in the Sea, 1952 from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue -Leda in the Sea, 1952 from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue - Ophelie, 1955,from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue – Ophelie, 1955,from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue- Drifting, 1950

Toshiko Okanoue- Drifting, 1950

Toshiko Okanoue-Premonition, 1954, from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue-Premonition, 1954, from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Okanoue Toshiko- 2 planches , Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002 (4)

Okanoue Toshiko- 2 planches , Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue -Nature, 1952 from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue -Nature, 1952 from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue - un lointain voyage, Far Journey' 1953

Toshiko Okanoue – un lointain voyage, (Far Journey) 1953 from The Miracle of Silence,  Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue - The Night of The Dance Party, 1954, from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue – The Night of The Dance Party, 1954, from The Miracle of Silence, Nazraeli Press, 2007

Toshiko Okanoue - The Nest of Angels, 1952

Toshiko Okanoue – The Nest of Angels, 1952

Toshiko Okanoue -Kill, 1955, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue -Kill, 1955, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue -Autumn, 1954, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue The Birth 1956

Toshiko Okanoue The Birth 1956

Toshiko Okanoue - Wind-Pollinated Flower, 1955 drop of dream

Toshiko Okanoue – Wind-Pollinated Flower, 1955 drop of dream

Toshiko Okanoue - Love,1953 from drop of dream

Toshiko Okanoue – Love,1953 from drop of dream

Toshiko Okanoue- Streetlamp, 1951 from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue- Streetlamp, 1951 from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue -Rainy Day, 1951, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue -Rainy Day, 1951, from Drop of Dreams

Okanoue Toshiko- planche , Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002 (3) - Copie

Okanoue Toshiko- 1951, Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshiko- Star, 1951 Works 1950-1956),from Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Okanoue Toshiko- Star, 1951 Works 1950-1956),from Drop of Dreams Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue -Mask, 1952, from Drop of Dreams Works 1950-1956), Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue -Mask, 1952, from Drop of Dreams Works 1950-1956), Nazraeli Press 2002

Toshiko Okanoue -Dance, 1951, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue -Dance, 1951, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue -Float, 1951, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue -Float, 1951, from Drop of Dreams

Toshiko Okanoue -Float, 1951, from Drop of Dreams