FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "Arlequin et Columbine"
Medium: Original Etching and Aquatint
Limited edition: 21/250
Image size: 16.5" x 22.75"
Sheet size: 18.75" x 24.75"
Miçao Kono (1876-1954) was a Japanese artist who came to Paris in the early 1920s. He painted
in oils and watercolors, and also did a number of etchings. Micao Kono became famous with
his nude portraits combining traditional Japanese style with the modernity of the Art Deco.
His paintings were very popular in the Art Deco interiors. They were romantic and sensuous;
his work is close to his Japanese fellow countryman Foujita. Kono’s technique was unusual as
he used heavy white over which he painted his subject in pastel colors. Either by design or by
the passage of time the white paint always shows signs of cracking.