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Yukimitsu Fumiyuki creates words from the paintings of Tetsuro Komai, the sparkling universe

Yokohama Museum of Art 

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Yokohama Museum of Art "Tetsuro Komai - Universe on the Sparkling Paper" Related Event "When words are born from paintings"

Miyuki Inoue (copywriter)

Komai Tetsuro is one of the pioneers who gained recognition of new printmaking expressions and their attractiveness in the Japanese art world through copper prints. Personally, I am interested in cross-genre activities "Kobo laboratory" where Komai participated. I heard that a variety of talent such as composers, critics, lighting houses, photographers, engineers, modeling artists had gathered, "I heard that it seems like ballet and luscious!" I was excited without permission.

In the beginning of the 20th century Ballet Ryus, who worked mainly in Paris, is a talented crucible of the ballet dancer Nizinsky, including Cocteaux, Satie, Picasso, Laurentin, Coco Chanel. There are such wonderful avant-garde activities in Japan!
On Saturday, November 10, a related event was invited to invite Mr. Yufumoto Fumitsuki to the guest, so I thought that I would like to touch the world of art beyond the genre and went out.

* Tetsuro Komai (Photo: Kiyomi Kawaguchi)

Exhibits visited before the event It was the portrait of Tetsuro Komai that got his eyes first in the room. Excuse me, how oh man!
Born in Chuo-ku Nihonbashi currently in 1920 (Taisho 9 years), he entered the Tokyo Art School (presently Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) from Keio Kindergarten through middle and high school. It is a brilliant profile. When he was taught at a university, he said that he was using "dark blue suit, a tie to a white shirt" and was also careful about his clothes. The freedom of the work, the kind of unrestrainedness, can not be freely thought that it is not related to the birth and growth of the writer.

And the talk and poetry readings "When words are born from painting (eh)" opening.
"Because we are acting as a poet, it is rare to be invited to an art museum event," Fumizuki said. Despite that, as I belonged to junior high school, high school and art department, I am deeply conscious of the art world and carefully chatting while choosing words.

"Black horses in the dark" under exhibition is a short edition of Yuutaka Haniya, "painting" Komai painted illustrations. Komai who received a request from Haniya contains illustrations that visualize the view of the world after reading the novel carefully.
While saying "I did not know the name of Tetsuro Komai", she seems to be lined with "Black Horses in the Dark" on Fumizuki's bookshelf.
"Although it is not a special wrestler, I found it in an old book store during my school days and I accidentally purchased it."
Were there different faces that could attract with different talent and talent as genres differed ...?
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Because there was no copperplate tradition in Japan, Komai studied techniques in self-study. Because of the new genre there is no workshop, that is, no craftsmen. For this reason Komai himself used a press machine for publishing a poem book "Song of Moldor" and printed more than 2000 pictures for issuing 350 copies. The fact that poetry and paintings are arranged in an exquisite balance seems to be related to the fact that the painter "handmade" one book at a time.

"I feel a force beyond the relationship of poetry and paintings, I was drawn to being competitive because the relationship that which is the Lord and which is a solid is not established
Mr. Fumizuki talking about "bulbs" chosen from "Tochigi" is recited.

After that, talks with poet and recitation of poetry continued, I feel that distance between Mr. Fumizuki and Tetsuro Komai will be getting closer.

Finally, Komai 's work selected by Fumizuki' s "Maze of Time" (1952).
I devoted myself to this picture and wrote a new poem and recited himself.
In the poem, texts of Komai recorded in the exhibition of the exhibition are incorporated. Feeling that the threshold was a little low, that the poetry has such a way of enjoying.

In the question and answer session, I will introduce one theme of interest.

Q Among the same generation as Mr. Fumizuki, is there cross-genre exchange like Komai?
style = "color: # 800080"> A I think it is wonderful that the copperplate was established as a genre, but I felt distant from other genres and I am somewhat lonely. The ability to create new things beyond the genre like the "experiment laboratory", I think that it is amazing that the poet book collection published in the exchange has been turned over for more than 50 years now I will.
I myself wish not to restrict generations, but also to work on works of writers and painters who died already and collaborate.

After the event, an exhibition limited menu "Monochrome vanilla cafe mocha" at Café Ogurayama in the museum. Mix and melt the crispy chocolate on top of cream.
The taste of Paris that Komai admired?
A symbol of Komai that kept producing works that Esprit came up with while interacting with poets and musicians?
For the time being, I felt it was becoming a deep fall landscape.

"Komai Tetsuro - the Universe on the Sparkling Paper"
Period: Until December 16 (Sun), 2018
Venue: Yokohama Museum of Art
Closed: Thursday
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 18: 00 * Until November 23 (Friday, congratulation) until 20:30
(Admission until 30 minutes before closing)

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    Yokohama Museum of Art was founded in 1989 aimed to contribute to the appreciation of modern and contemporary art, as well as to citizens’ creative activities and enrich civic culture. As a museum of an international port town, this place is mainly focusing on arts dated after 1859, the year when the port of Yokohama was opened, and is constantly collecting works and holding exhibitions. Among them, there is an excellent photograph collection unique to Yokohama, one of the birthplaces of photography in Japan. (Photo: Yasuyuki Kasagi) "

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