A monthly general art magazine: Complete Collection (1915-1936)
Original: First period: Vol.1/No.1-Vol.15/No.6
Second period: Nos.1-40 (1933-1936).
Publication year: 1991
35mm positive, 36 reels
Index: 140 pages
The Chuo Bijutsu magazine played a central role in providing ample opportunities for artistic exchanges and created the second era of artistic journalism succeeding the Nihon Bijutsu, which had created the first era with the main emphasis of Japanese style of painting in the Meiji period. With a large number of noted critics taking part in it, the magazine represents the history of modern arts on almost entirely. It mainly carried European paintings to meet the intellectual demands of young artists, articles on arts for educational purposes and articles for describing the miscellaneous aspects of the artists’ world. All these kinds of articles are of immense value to the study of artistic history in Japan.