Takahashi Tsunemesa Office

Painter, Illustrator

1974 in Vienna and Hamburg, studied by Rudolf Hausner and Ernst Fuchs.(-’78)
1993 ‘Art Works by Tsunemasa Takahashi’ published by Tokuma-shoten



動物 Animals

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The artist has painted a wide variety of animals over the course of more than 40 years of painting. They range from images that reflect their true nature to those that he has painted for book illustrations and decorative pictures for book covers. At times, he has also worked on posters for the Shiki Theatre Company. The result is a work that is a little strange, a little fun to look at, as if you have entered the world of fairy tales.

He paints meticulously drawn cats, animals, and sometimes anthropomorphic animals, all of which show his careful observation of the motifs. The way the motifs are enlarged and cropped shows how skilled a painter Tsunemasa Takahashi was at drawing. The variety of works in the exhibition is also rich, ranging from works that show an awareness of detail like those of Jan van Eyck, the founder of oil painting in Western art, to pop and light works that resemble Western posters.

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