11 Rue de Miromesnil Paris 75008 , France Call Seller 123

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Beautiful reclining female nude by Mikao Kono (1900-1979)

$ 5,700
  • Description
    Oil on paper pasted on canvas. Signed and dated XXXIII (33) in red bottom left.

    Dimension: 46 x 38cm (without frame), 52 x 44cm (with frame)

    Miçao Kono was a Japanese artist who came to Paris in the early 1920s. He painted in oils and watercolors, and also did a number of etchings. Micao Kono became famous with his nude portraits combining traditional Japanese style with the modernity of the Art Deco. His paintings were very popular in the Art Deco interiors. They were romantic and sensuous; his work is close to his Japanese fellow countryman Foujita. Kono’s technique was unusual as he used heavy white over which her painted his subject in pastel colors. Either by design or by the passage of time the white paint always shows signs of cracking.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Oil, Paper, Canvas.
    Creation Date: 1933
    Styles / Movements: Other , Color
    Dealer Reference #: 240
    Incollect Reference #: 290841
  • Dimensions
    W. 17.32 in; H. 20.47 in;
    W. 44 cm; H. 52 cm;
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