A complete coverage of the techniques of female figure master Hiroshi Tagawa (PYGMALION), who is so beautiful that it drowns and bewilders the viewer!
As in the Greek myth of “Pygmalion,” who falls in love with the work he has created, Hiroshi Tagawa is a master of women’s figure art, pursuing beauty in his works to the point of losing sight of himself.
This book not only features many of his works, but also describes his unique and outstanding production techniques, his own production environment, and the philosophy behind his works, all of which are condensed in this volume.
*Written in Japanese and English
- Release Date:
- May, 2020
- Japanese & English
Real figure painter.
Born in Miyazaki Prefecture in 1959. After graduating from Midorigaoka High School (art) attached to the Oita Prefectural College of Arts, he entered the Department of Painting (foreign painting) at Nagoya University of Arts. He aspires to be a plane artist.
From 1988 to 1993, he won the Chunichiten “Grand Prize” and “Honorable Mention” (Nagoya City Museum).
In 1995, he met a real figure modeled by Hiroki Hayashi, and in 1996, he started painting her first real female figure.
In 2011, he started her activities with the aim of becoming a full-fledged figure painter. He has held many solo exhibitions and has many fans in foreign countries.