The Golden Years of Foujita
Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, portrait, 1928, Paris, Centre Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art - Centre de création industrielle © Fondation Foujita / Adagp, Paris, 2018 - Photo © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jacqueline Hyde
The Maillol Museum in Paris hosted an exhibition dedicated to this Japanese dandy who was naturalised French. Foujita lit up his era, drawing on his Eastern roots to compete with the Western masters. His exceptional career is retraced through over one hundred major works from both public and private collections, recalling in passing his favourite topics: women, children, animals and himself (it’s the visitor’s job to rank these in order of importance).
Foujita claimed that he got up each morning driven by the desire to participate in the French-Japanese cultural dialogue. This retrospective confirms that fact. Half a century after his death, this painter’s voice still rings out loud and clear.
Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Femme allongée, Youki, 1923, private collection © Fondation Foujita / Adagp, Paris, 2018 Photo : © Archives artistiques
Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Chiens savants, 1922, private collection © Fondation Foujita / Adagp, Paris, 2018 Photo : © Archives artistiques
Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Petite fille au capuchon, 1929, private collection © Fondation Foujita / Adagp, Paris, 2017
Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Combat I, 1928, Maison-atelier Foujita, Conseil Départemental d’Essonne, Evry France, by Laurence Godart © Fondation Foujita / Adagp, Paris, 2018 © Maisonatelier Foujita. CD Essonne
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