Printed by murlot for betting exposure. Signed and signed in pencil at the bottom margin.
Size 67 x 51 cm good condition - some traces of manipulations. Léonard Foujita is a French painter and engraver of Japanese origin (1886 - 1968). Son of a general and doctor of the imperial army, he studied at the school of Tky Arts until he graduated in 1910.
Foujita arrived in betting in 1913. Until 1931, he lived in Paris in the Montparnasse district in an effervescent international environment. It easily integrates into a community of artists and friends of foreign origin. With them, he participates in the school of betting - a crucible where each foreigner brings his tradition and lentremêle to those of the france.
It thus meets picasso, modigliani, sotin, chagall, diego rivera or light fernand. But beyond cubism, it is first and foremost the work of the customs officer who fascinates him and which leads him to realize melancholy and tormented landscapes, close to those of sotin. Quickly, he devoted himself to drawing and nude in the crazy wake while naturally assuming his Japanese origins: fluid line, rejection of perspective he then became a fictional character, a "man to woman", an international star. Because the "Montparnos" also like to make a scandal to attract the crowds.Like kisling and van dongen, he likes to be filmed with all the bets. Real dandy nicknamed "fun", wearing earrings and a haircut "to the dog", it is the subject of a report in deauville with mistinguet and susy solidor. In 1929, five monumental works of foyjita were in the spotlight at the gallery of the betting palm game. Among them, two diptychs, the dog and lion compositions and the wrestler i and ii, express a game of opposition between struggle and voluptuousness and war and peace. After the dissolution of her third marriage, and her flight to Brazil in 1931 (with her new love, mady), fousjita travels and paints throughout Latin America, making exhibitions with great success throughout her journey.
In buenos areas, in Argentina, 60,000 people attend his exhibition, and more than 10,000 are waiting for his autograph. Two years later (in 1933) he was welcomed as a Japanese star. He then became a member of Nikakai and made murals. In 1938, he went to China with other painters like koiso ryôhei as a painter attached to the armies at war. He stayed again in Paris from 1939 until the arrival of the Germans in May 1940.From 1939 to 1945 he worked on works and exhibitions of "sens-ga" war paintings. His collaboration with militarism will be the source of criticism during the post-war period and his departure for France in 1949. It is in the religious art of dürer and Italians of the renaissance, including leonard of vinci, that foujita takes refuge.
In 1955, fousjita obtained French nationality. He was converted to Catholicism on October 14, 1959, after a mystical illumination which he felt in the Basilica of Saint Remi in Reims.
His choice of leonard name would have been a mark of respect for vinci leonard. In 1964, he decided with rene lalou (his godfather, who ran the mumm champagne house) to build a Romanesque chapel in Reims: the chapel our-dame-de-la-paix or chapel foijita (started in 1965, finished in 1966). His last major work is the decoration of this chapel.
Léonard Foujita died on 29 January 1968 in zurich, Switzerland. After being buried in reims, then exhumed for villiers-le-bacle (sound), his ashes rest again (since 6 October 2003) in the chapel foijita in reims, near the body of his last wife.The item "terechkovitch constantin poster lithograph mourlot signed signed chin" has been on sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. It is in the category "art, antiques\art of xxe, contemporary\prints, engravings". The seller is "clicgraphic" and is located in/in betting, Ile-de-france. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.