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Modernist Metal Artist-Senroku Kitahara

SPECIAL

February 21(Tue)-March 26(Sun),2017

One of the collection categories of the Takamatsu Art Museum is "Arts of Kagawa (lacquerware and metalwork)." A large part of the museum's metalwork collection consists of the works of Senroku Kitahara (1887 - 1951), a craftsman from Takamatsu. In 1926, Senroku formed the group "Mukei" with Toyochika Takamura and others in order to pursue a new field in crafts. In the following year, 1927, he formed and headed "Kojin-sha", an organization of young craftsmen and artists, with Takashi Osuga, Masao Kamo, and other artists from the same hometown. They brought a new trend to the old-fashioned crafts industry in the early Showa period.

This exhibition presents about 80 works by Senroku Kitahara, from his early works to his late, including the most well-known works and valuable drawings. It also aims to highlight his excellent metal work techniques and abundant sense of creativity that are skilfully reflected in his works.

●Artist's Biography: Senroku Kitahara (1887 - 1951)
Born in 1887 in Hatagomachi, Kagawa County, Ehime Prefecture (present Chuo-cho, Takamatsu City). After studying at Kagawa Prefectural Craft School (present Kagawa Prefectural Takamatsu-Kougei High School), he completed the metal work course at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (present Tokyo University of the Arts).
In 1926, he formed the group "Mukei" with Toyochika Takamura and others. In 1927, he received a special commendation at the 8th Exhibition of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts (Teiten) with his work "Ornament in Shape of Spray." In the same year he formed and headed “Kojin-sha," and engaged in the creation of more free-spirited crafts. In 1928, he also received a special commendation at the Teiten with "Ornament in Shape of Sheep." In the following year, he received a recommendation award for "Ornament Helmet." He also served as a judge for the New Bunten Exhibition (art exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Education).

Senroku Kitahara《Pitcher with a Bunch of Grapes Design》1923

Senroku Kitahara《Ornament in Shape of Spray》1927

Senroku Kitahara《Ornament in Shape of Sheep》1927

Senroku Kitahara《Ornament Helmet》1929

Senroku Kitahara《Wall Plaque Frog Masquerading as Kannon,Brass》

Senroku Kitahara《Vase with Dwwr Design》1936

Information


Period:
February 21(Tue)-March 26(Sun),2017
  
Venue:
TAKAMATSU ART MUSEUM
  
Closed:
MondayHours:Monday - Saturday & Holidays: 9:30 - 19:00 (Entry until 18:30)
Sunday:9:30 - 17:00 (Entry until 16:30) / (9:30-17:00)
  
Organized by:
TAKAMATSU ART MUSEUM
  
Admission:
【General / Seniors 65+】800yen(640yen)
【College students】500yen (400yen)
【High school age or younger】Admission free
※Advance Purchase and Groups of 20 or More Get Discounts (pricing in parenthesis)
※Free admission for those with a physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or mental disability certificate.
  
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Takamatsu Art Museum
TEL +81-87-823-1711
  

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