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Delving into Japan's Gutai art movement

Osaka exhibition reexamines pioneering modern artists

An untitled oil-on-canvas painting by Jiro Yoshihara, made in 1971, features the Gutai leader’s signature circle motif; 230 cm x 315.5 cm, collection of the National Museum of Art, Osaka. (All photos by Edward M. Gomez)

OSAKA -- Not too long ago, the story of Japanese modern art in the period after World War II began drawing serious attention from art historians, museum curators, and art dealers in America and Europe, a development that helped prompt art specialists in Japan to reexamine the same subject matter.

Since then, critics, educators and curators worldwide have had to make room for Japanese modernism's story in the established, canonical telling of modern art's evolution into an international language of creative expression.

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