Shikanosuke Yagaki Untitled (Composition with light) 1930–9

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Artist
Title
Untitled (Composition with light)
Date 1930–9
Medium Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions Support: 119 x 166 mm
image: 112 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased using funds provided by the Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2010
Reference
P79905
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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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