HIROSHIMA MUSEUM OF ART

HAYASHI Takeshi1896~1975

 HAYASHI was brought up in Tokyo. There was TOGO Seji in his elementary school. In 1910, he entered in the Waseda Jitsugyo, but left there because of overwork. After recovering, he entered in the Tokyo Dental College. However, HAYASHI came to be interested in the literature and painting gradually, and entered the Japan Art College in 1919. Two years later, he left there as he was not satisfied with the college. He was active in the Nika Exhibition (Nika-ten). In 1926, HAYASHI became a member of the 1930 Society (1930-kai). In 1930, he withdrew the Nika Society (Nika-kai), and took part in foundation of the Independent Art Society (Dokuritu Bijyutu-kyokai). In 1934, he went to Europe, and traveled through Europe. In 1935, he came back to Japan. HAYASHI worked as a professor in the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music from 1952 to 1963. In 1967, he received the Order of Culture, and died in Tokyo.

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Takeshi HAYASHI
《Reclining Nude》

1928 oil, canvas 91.0×116.8cm

The distorted, blatant body of a nude woman is emphasized by being painted in colors on a flat board and encompassed with a black outline. Though Matisse’s influence is evident, his vividness of color is not yet observable. While being drawn to Fauvism at this period, Hayashi also harbored a strong interest in Cubism.

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Takeshi HAYASHI
《Nude》

1972 oil, canvas 100.0×80.3cm

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