Genichiro Inokuma: Beautiful Body


Date: Sat. 16 Nov 2013- Sun. 16 Feb 2014
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)
*Closed:25-31 Dec 2013

Organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, The MIMOCA Foundation

Admission: Adults ¥300, Students (college, university) ¥200, Children (0 year to highschool) free
*Ticket valid for admission to Permanent Collection.

The wonder of the human race is our ability to stand, walk and run. Genichiro Inokuma (1902-1993) thinks that the human body shape in comparison to other creatures was transformed ingeniously into a balanced form by walking on two legs. He admires the human body as a master-piece, and he says especially "Nothing is more perfect than nudity"*. Inokuma considered the nude human form as a solid object filled with abstract shapes which were well balanced. The nudes that he continued to paint through his life reflect his view of wonder toward the beauty of ourselves.

*”Atelier” May 1995, p.2

[Gallery B]
  1. Nude, 1925, oil on canvas, 100.0x80.5 (cm)
  2. Studio, 1932, oil on canvas, 181.8x257.2
  3. Composition, 1930, oil on canvas, 181.7x257.0
  4. To Go, 1940, oil on canvas, 72.0x59.0
  5. Birth of Venus (A), 1940, oil on canvas, 79.5x64.5
  6. Standing Group, 1951, oil on canvas, 131.5x162.4
  7. Blue Nude, 1990, acrylic on canvas, 130.5x97.2
  8. Two Venuses, 1990, acrylic on canvas, 130.4x97.0
  9. Nude and Birds, 1993, acrylic on canvas, 137.0x121.9
  10. Reclining Nude and Birds, 1991, acrylic on canvas, 96.0x127.0

1. Blue Nude, 1990
2. Composition, 1930
3. Birth of Venus (A)
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