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“Depicting the Human Form: From Natural Sight and Sentiment to Modeling” at the Insho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts, Kyoto, jumps around. It is evidence of the constantly searching temperament of the nihonga (Japanese-style painting) painter Insho Domoto (1891-1975), who refused to acquiesce to the sometimes conservative stipulations of one of Japan’s circumscribed art styles.

The work on show is mostly that which is bracketed between the things Domoto gained fame for in the 1920s (his conventional themes of nature, historical subjects and religious works).

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