Posted By: Bill H. Wed, Jan 22, 2020
After my previous post, I revisited the website and found this translation of the Japanese text appended to the end.
Osao Watanabe(渡辺長男 わたなべおさお)
(1874 April 2 - 1952 March 3)
He made a portrait sculpture of the Meiji Emperor.
However, as there was a shortage of metal in the Second World War, most of the bronze statements he made were melted and disappeared.
After the Second World War, the remaining statues were also destroyed because of the support of the militarism of the Empire of Japan.
Currently, in Japan, there is no one who knows the name of this excellent sculptor.
(NOTE: CAPTION FOR PHOTO SHOWN)
Right phrase of sculpture
by Osao Watanabe
Animals, plants and Human beings.
In every world, each factor overlaps with a supreme shape, tremendous.
The world of art is also expanding indefinitely.
Yet, when we go to the exhibition of sculpture and look at the figures, we indulge in the signs of abstract adult doctrine that it is empty, made by superstition of impression, instinct, concept, and the naked body of men and women is called art, a legitimate technology It is disappointing that there are many things that are confused by the form of naughty euphemisms of mischiefs without learning the composition.
When going to the exhibition which announces those works, it is rare that you master the skills correctly from the basic base of sculpture, put on your hands, and demonstrate their arms.
You. Sculptor Party.
Focus on acquiring strategies to quickly select the law like traditional western representation and to organize the figures of people.
It is a long time that you will be born for the first time by refining the technique by kneading the clay and expressing the inner world of people's lives, life and way of thinking again and again.
I would like to open up such a new generation and new phrases to our country.
Meanwhile, in recent years, only Rodin is an excellent sculptor in this way, the academy formalism is lacking in life because it is not a sculpture Theory is similar to a tree growing on the road.
In order to mow the scrub forest on this sculpture road and return it to the classical saddle of the traditional Western art tradition, it is only a matter of waiting for a senior and lazy student with this righteousness.
By cutting the wooded area of this sculpted road, we will carry out the classic traditional path of Western tradition that competes on a national scale with the huge statues of the gods who control the Quadriga horses.
To return to the royal road of this sculpture, from clay works with personal sensitivities, we only have to wait for the yearly bravest with this righteousness.
Even though I have not reached that area despite his deep knowledge, the hope of the future is that the reason why young artists who share this spirit should belong to this association will soon appear here I guess.