Nu Endormie
by Micao Kono


GBP Pound Sterling

Country of origin: Japan

Medium: Oil on original canvas

Signed: Signed upper right

Dated: 1920

Condition: very good original condition

Size: 22.00" x 18.00" (55.9cm x 45.7cm)

Framed size: 31.00" x 27.00" (78.7cm x 68.6cm)

Provenance: Private french collection

Artist biography

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Miçao Kono 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 her painted his subject in pastel colors.