Gallery & Art editorial in Aoyama, Tokyo.

Takao ONO
May 8 Fri. - 30 Sat. 2009
TUE.-SAT. 12:00-19:00

Ono says, "My rivals are the painters of the Renaissance around 500 years ago", and has been painting the portrait by tempera consistently. His reputation has been rising because of the success of his retrospective show at the Ikeda 20th Century Museum of Art in 2008.
In this exhibition, we are mainly exhibiting his "Fragment" series which are drawn on boards cut in the shape of subjects. Even when Ono draws things other than humans, he manages to give them their own personality and in that way it becomes a portrait.

Takao ONO
Born in Iwate prefecture in 1950. Since 1971 residing in Italy. From 1977 to 1985 participated in the restoration of art museum collections and frescoes in churches throughout Italy. Of special notes were restorations of the works of Cimabue and Giotto at San Francesco Church in Assisi. In 1980 graduated from the Instituto Centrale di Restauro di Roma, painting program.
In 2008 Retrospective exhibition at Ikeda 20 th Century Museum of Art.
Solo exhibitions were held at our gallery in 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.


The list of the works
No. Image Title Date Technique Measurement
1 Gospel According to John c.1976 tempera on canvas 49.0x15.5 signed
2 Fragment of a Summer Day in the Morning 1991 tempera on plywood 17.0x54.0 signed
3 Portrait 95-2 1995 tempera on canvas 40.0x30.0 signed
4 On the Day That Has Been Forgotten 1995 tempera on plywood 140.5x100.0 signed
5 It Has Become a Travel in the Winter 1995 tempera on plywood 178.3x83.0 signed
6 A Shadow Painted Black 1998 tempera on plywood 182.8x145.0 signed
7 Fragment 98-V 1998 tempera on plywood 115.5x61.0 signed
8 The Man Awaits at the Foot of the Stairs 1998 tempera on plywood 59.0x100.5 signed
9 No Clouds in the Sky Over the Palace of Death 1998 tempera on plywood 84.0x73.4 signed
10 Red Clouds in Midsummer VI 2008 Charcoal on paper 76.5x56.5 signed
11 Red Clouds in Midsummer VIII 2008 Charcoal on paper 76.5x56.5 signed
12 An Image10-2004 2004 Charcoal on papaer 40.0x30.0 signed



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