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  • oil paint, canvas
  • 63.7 x 51.5 cm
  • Inv. 2000-D

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After studying Western painting in Tokyo, in 1908 the Japanese artist Torajiro Kojima journeyed to Paris, with the support of the Ohara family, to continue his studies there. A year later he enrolled at the academy in Ghent, where its director, Jean Delvin, brought him into contact with his friend Emile Claus. Kojima remained in Europe until 1912, but repeatedly returned to the continent after the First World War. He was then commissioned by Magosaburo Ohara to travel across Europe and purchase Western art, including work by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Henri Marquet and Auguste Rodin, but also by Claus and Delvin. These purchases formed the core of the collection of Western art in the Ohara Museum of Art in Kurashiki, which opened in 1929. As a painter, Kojima was subject to various European influences. As we can see in his Self-Portrait, in addition to Impressionism he was also influenced by Fauvism.


Torajiro Kojima Wikidata
Nariwa 1881 - Okayama 1929
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Title Self-Portrait
Period 20th century
Location Japan TGN
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 2000-D
Acquisition credit long-term loan
Ohara Museum of Art
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300124534 self-portraits AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25G plants; vegetation Iconclass
31B6213 looking sideways Iconclass
41A2 interior of the house Iconclass
41A421 curtains Iconclass
48C512 painter in non-work situation Iconclass
48C513 portrait, self-portrait of painter Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(KOJIMA, Torajiro) historical person (KOJIMA, Torajiro) Iconclass
School / Style Impressionist (style) AAT
KASK 260 (tentoonstelling Gent, KASKGalerie, 24.03.2010 - 10.04.2011) / Liene Aerts. - Gent : Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, 2010
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