This is the catalogue of a retrospective exhibition of Hisao Domoto at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo. Featured in the catalogue are works from the period 1951-2005, including new works that are displayed for the first time in public. These works manifests even greater confidence in his own native aesthetic sensibility, and even greater freedom in its expression. Shinichiro Osake wrote, 'In the five decades since his debut, Hisao Domoto has been remarkably active in the forefront of modern art while constantly changing painting styles. His intense creativity has never flagged as he moved from Kyoto to Paris, New York, and eventually Tokyo. Domoto has not only been one of Japan's foremost abstract painters, he is that rare artist endowed with the distinctive aura of the artist-myth.'

With artist biography (in Japanese only) and bibliography (in English and Japanese). Please note that the publication is mainly in Japanese with the exception of essays (in English and French) by Shuju Takashina and Shinichiro Osaki.
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Onsite

Location code MONL.DOH
Language

English, 

French, 

Japanese

Publication/Creation date

2005

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
The Global Odyssey of a Japanese Aesthetic - Shuji TAKASHINA, 高階秀爾
Hisao Domoto: Transition and Discontinuity - Shinichiro OSAKI, 尾崎信一郎
Hisao Domoto Retrospective
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Hisao Domoto Retrospective