Shikanosuke YagakiUntitled (Clock) 1930-9

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Artist
Shikanosuke Yagaki (1897‑1966)
Title
Untitled (Clock)
Date 1930-9
MediumPhotograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensionssupport & image: 290 x 218 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Jacqui Brantjes and Daniel Pittack 2010
Reference
P13149
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Shikanosuke Yagaki was an active member of many of the amateur photography clubs flourishing in Japan in the 1930s, including the Sanwa Bank Photo Club, the Karashishi-kai Photo Group, and the Kyoto Leica Club and his work was widely exhibited. Despite a lack of professional training, Yagaki developed a sophisticated style which combined the influence of European modernism with typical Japanese subjects. His work shows a great understanding of the camera’s potential, playing with movement, perspective, light and shadow.

June 2011

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