¡What "Reading Oil Paintings" means¡
Gallery Talk August16.2001
Prof. Shinsuke UTADA
X-ray photographs show that the painters in the former half of the Meiji-era studied European traditional techniques and materials faithfully. In the latter half of the Meiji-era, painters like KURODA introduced new techniques from France, which express shade parts without using black or brown colors. However, X-ray photographs show that the traditional techniques were not passed down correctly.
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left: Hisashi MATSUOKA "Girl" right: Charles WIRGMAN "GOSEDA Horyu"
X-ray photographs show the difference between Japanese and European painters in the way they looked at the things.