Nov. 3-Jan. 11
Yokohama-based painter Kiyoshi Nakajima (1899-1989), father of Chinami Nakajima and master of Tamako Kataoka, is known for incorporating modern themes into Nihonga but still valuing tradition. One example of this is his portrait of singer Naomi Chiaki, “Singer Singing Applause” (1973). This painting of a pop star singing in a bright red dress, in front of a brass band, was critically acclaimed when it entered Nihon Bijutsuin’s (Japan Art Institute) 1973 “Inten” exhibition and was featured in magazines and TV shows. About 150 of his works will be exhibited at the Yokohama Museum of Art.