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Sansei Yamanaka

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A poet, Sansei Yamanaka was one of the main contacts between French and Japanese surrealists, and maintained a substantial correspondence with his French comrades. He was the organizer, along with Shuzo Takiguchi, of the 1937 International...

Harue Koga

Michael Richardson

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...From a Buddhist family and himself a Buddhist priest, Harue Koga was an established painter who had stylistically drawn on Fauvism and expressionism (especially the work of Klee) by the mid-1920s, although he had sought to relate all of his...

Shigeru Imai

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Shigeru Imai was an artist and photographer who belonged in the 1930s to such surrealist collectives in Japan as Shin Zōkei Bijutsu Kyōkai (New Plasticity Art Association, 1934–7), Zen’ei Shashin Kyōkai (Avant-Garde Photography Association,...

Minoru Sakata

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A photographer and entrepreneur, Sakata started working for the Mainichi Shinbun newspaper in Osaka in 1926 and in the same year joined the Naniwa Shashin Kurabu (Naniwa Photo Club). In 1934, he moved to Nagoya in order to open the Kodak...

Kikuji Yamashita

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kikuji Yamashita became interested in surrealism in the 1930s and studied art with Ichiro Fukuzawa. His experiences during the war in China (especially when he was forced to kill a Chinese prisoner) traumatized him and marked his subsequent...

Nakaji Yasui

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Nakaji Yasui was born in Osaka in 1903, one of four children of a paper merchant. The family’s business, established in 1891, also traded in Western-type paper and for that reason foreigners often visited their home. On one of those visits...

Ei-Q

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ei-Q was born Hideo Sugita in 1911 in Miyazaki, a city and a prefecture on the Japanese island of Kyūshu, one of seven children of a local ophthalmologist. He grew up surrounded by books, as both his father and older brother were passionate...

Film Horror

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The horror film is one of those genres that immediately attracted the surrealists for its power to disorient the viewer and for the challenge it offered to accepted notions of reality. This quality was no more apparent than in F.W. Murnau’s...

Kotaro Migishi

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Biographical notes Kotaro Migishi was a Japanese painter who, as early as the first half of the 1930s, made surrealist paintings with highly poetic imagery. Inspired by European avant-garde movements, his style underwent many radical...

Ichiro Fukuzawa

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Biographical Notes Ichiro Fukuzawa was one of the most important painters in the development of surrealist art in Japan. He was the first to introduce surrealism into the Japanese art world through his own paintings and writings, wielding...