Artwork Details for Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) "Volume 8 - Takehisa Yumeji"


Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - Volume 8 - Takehisa Yumeji - 竹久夢二

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Volume 8 - Takehisa Yumeji - 竹久夢二
by Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二

Artist:Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二
Title:Volume 8 - Takehisa Yumeji - 竹久夢二
Series:Complete Works of Modern Japanese Bijin - 現代日本美人画全集
Date:1979
Publisher:Shueisha - 集英社
Medium:Book/Magazine - 本・雑誌
Format:N/A, 21 x 28cm
Condition:Basically fine as-new condition. Internal pages are generaly in pristine condition. Very slight wear to outer cover and slip-case.
Price:$70 (SAL Economy Air worldwide shipping: $35)
Artwork Code:8731-Shueisha
Notes:This is the A4-size edition (there is also an A3-size deluxe edition). Around 95 paintings, screens, scrolls, and woodblock prints in full colour (many full-page and double page), with many others in monochrome. Includes some large double-page fold-outs of paintings too. Text in Japanese. Comes with its original slipcase. Weighs about two kilograms, with around 128 pages, in Japanese.

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Artist Biography:
Yumeji Takehisa (竹久 夢二 Takehisa Yumeji, September 16, 1884 -- September 1, 1934), was a Japanese poet and painter. Takehisa died in 1934 at the age of 49. He never studied drawing in any painting school nor under any teacher formally. He hated the concept of the ""artist"", feeling they were rather pretentious which unsurprisingly upset many of the artists of his time, leading to poor reviews from the so-called elite.

Outside of the art circles, Takehisa's works acquired great popularity among ordinary people and to this day have many ardent fans in Japan and abroad. At an earlier stage in his life he intended to become a poet, but knowing he could not make a living as a poet, he began drawing pictures. He was born in Oku (now Setouchi), Okayama, Japan. His childhood home has been preserved and opened to visitors. He is buried in Zoshigaya Cemetery in the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo. (from Wikipedia)

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