Size: 8 ” x 11 ” - Pages: 168 - Published: 2011 - Price: $52 - Binding: Softcover
This issue of Geijutsu Shincho includes an amazing 70 page feature on Kano Kazunobu and anyone hunting Kano Hogai-esque imagery will definitely want to check it out. From the same art house as Kyosai and Hogai, Kazunobu's body of work is outstanding. He employs the same stunning color palate as Hogai but his illustrations are almost kaleidoscopic in detail. There is so much going on in each illustration, each becomes a story told from start to finish, amazing. Kazunobu's art heavily features Buddhist iconography but the support imagery is equally as compelling and his grasp and use of color is unparalleled. There are a few other articles in this issue of Geijutsu Shincho but they pale next to Kazunobu's article. Text is in Japanese. As there is so little available on this artists I highly suggest you add this one to your collections.