Ishikawa Toraji 石川寅治: Standing Nude
Artist: Ishikawa Toraji 石川寅治
Title: Standing Nude
Series: Ten Types of Female Nudes 裸女十種
A standing nude admires her reflection in a red vanity mirror. Her hair is in the short, bobbed “moga” (modern girl) style, which reflects a short-lived period during the 20s and 30s when women were claiming more modern roles for themselves. Behind her the patterned wallpaper and western-style curtain present strong contrasts to the soft tint of her skin. This series was itself quite controversial, as the nudity is more proclamative than intimate, and the Japanese authorities attempted to ban this series at the time of its release. The National Gallery of Victoria termed this series Toraji’s “tour de force”. The surroundings as well as her posture, hairstyle and even her figure are all very western. From the first edition, which is quite scarce. With mica in the silver wallpaper.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Self published (with Yamagishi Kazue)