Kunitaro Suda, the fascination of synthesis

Kunitaro Suda, the fascination of synthesis
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Finding a synthesis between Western painting and Japanese art is the theme that Kunitaro Suda pursued throughout his existence. Born in Kyoto in 1891, after studying aesthetics and art history in Japan, Suda moved to Europe in 1919 where he had the opportunity to delve into Western figurative painting. In particular, Suda researched the color theory of the Venetian school and chiaroscuro in Baroque painting, dedicating his attention to artists such as Goya and Tintoretto. A long European stay that had a great influence on his subsequent artistic production when, upon returning to Kyoto in 1923, he developed a personal style that aimed to synthesize the teachings learned in the West with Japanese spiritual culture. This exhibition presents some of his most important works as well as displaying numerous photographs and drawings to tell the story of his life and artistic career.

Veronica Azzari - © 2024 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Tokyo