Blue Isolation

Size: 133×168cm

Date: 1969



This oil painting was made when Kinutani worked as an assistant at the Oil Painting Department at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. Again, a girl lays down in a chaotic space against a blue-tone background. The sharp yellow ray of sunshine outlines the form of the naked body. As if to float in zero-gravity, all shapes and forms melt into the background. This is based on Kinutani’s “Mujo-kan” philosophy which teaches that all things are transitory. The work emits a profound emotion as if the anxiety and solitude of youth had been condensed.