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    KONO, MICAO

    Micao Kono (1876 ~ 1954) was born in Japan, moving to work in Paris in the 1920's. His style, a mixture of Japanese watercolor and figurative Art Deco. He often mixed egg tempera into his oils to achieve a crazed texturing effect in the paint. Many of Kono's subjects focused on the theatrical, in this instance, "Harlequin and Columbine", characters from the Italian Commedia Dell Arte, Harlequin is always courting Columbine to the despair and sadness of Perrot.