Relaxing Prima 8F (45.5 x 37.9cm) Written by Toshio Kojima


This painting is an oil painting that captures the moment when a prima ballerina is taking a breather between performances.

Her posture conveys an atmosphere of tranquility and introspection, and the white of her costume and hair ornament create an atmosphere of purity and cleanliness.

The muted tones of the background create a contrast with the ballerina and make her presence stand out.

This work expresses Prima's peaceful time of rest, and the viewer can feel the tranquil atmosphere. The author uses his detailed observational eye to depict a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the professional world.

Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1935

1962 Completed major course at Tokyo University of the Arts ( Koiso classroom ) , won the Ohashi Prize

1964 Received the New Artist Award at the New Production Exhibition.

1967-69 Studied at the National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris as a French government scholarship student

Exhibited every year since participating in the Morinokai Exhibition in 1981

1986: In charge of illustrations for Chunichi Shimbun's ``Tenma Mugen'', Ministry of Education training in Europe

1989 In charge of illustration for Nihon Keizai Shimbun's "Amber Festival"

1990 Hakujitsukai receives the Prime Minister's Award

1991: First Beauty Ariki Exhibition, Aoyama-kai founded

1996-2000 12 Artists 12 Exhibition ( Kanda Gallery ) Exhibited every year

2000 Hakujitten Nakazawa Prize awarded

Professor, Aichi Prefectural University of Arts, Vice Chairman of Hakujitsukai