Japan – Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on October 8th, 2016

Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review

Robert Frederick Blum ( 1857 – 1903 ) was an American artist. In the May of 1890 the artist journeyed to Japan and stayed there for a year, painting some extraordinary scenes of the Meiji Era, some of which are reproduced in this book.

(Below) The Meguro Fudo shrine in Tokyo, where it still stands today.

Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review

(above & below) Some of Robert’s pastel works. The artist served as the President of the Painters in Pastel, a member of the Society of American Artists.

Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review

The last section of the book focuses on art work that Robert worked on after his 2 trips to Japan, from the period of 1893-1903.

Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review

(above & below) Looking at these works I see the influences of great masters like Alma Tadema, JW Waterhouse and Sargent.

Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review
Japan - Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review

I’ve been fascinated by the artist’s works since I saw a painting of his online and have been searching for his art book for quite a long time. I was of course thrilled to see this one during my recent time in Tokyo, and I give it my highest recommendations.

Technical note : The spine/binding is quite delicate, so be gentle when handling the book.

Japan – Robert Frederick Blum art book details :

Dimensions – 29.7 x 21 x 2 cm
Soft cover, 120 pages
Full color, in Japanese/English ( contains mostly art work )

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2 Responses to “Japan – Robert Frederick Blum Art Book Review”

DISTRAKT

Stunning

martin

beautiful work.