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Reclining Female Nude by Micao Kono, Art Deco, France, 1933



Beautiful reclining female nude by Mikao Kono (1900-1979). Oil on paper pasted on canvas. Signed and dated XXXIII (33) in red bottom left. Dimension: 46 x 38cm (without frame), 52 x 44cm (with frame) 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. Either by design or by the passage of time the white paint always shows signs of cracking.


  • Creator
    Micao Kono (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.33 in. (44 cm)Width: 20.48 in. (52 cm)Depth: 1.19 in. (3 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Signs of cracking (usual on Micao Kono works).
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU101289103341

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