Paul Binnie

Scottish, b. 1967

Nihon Buyo Dancer

watercolor on paper, signed on the fan Po-ru with red kanji seal, Bin-ni, and signed and dated with white pigment at lower left, BINNIE 1998 with date 98 within a red circular reserve; signed and titled in pencil on verso: PAUL BINNIE Tokyo 1998 "NIHON BUYO DANCER", 1998

17 1/2 by 14 3/8 in., 44.6 by 36.6 cm

Nihon Buyo (lit. 'Japanese dance') is a style of dance based on techniques associated with the kabuki theater. Although Nihon Buyo is performed by male or female dancers, it is deeply rooted in the male-only kabuki traditions, and it is likely that the subject of this painting was young actor training with the kabuki theater.

price: $900


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