Self-Portrait in a Turkish Hat is an 1889 Self-Portrait by Japanese Yōga painter Kuroda Seiki.
Analysis of Self-Portrait in a Turkish Hat
The young Kuroda Seiki looks out at us with his head turned from the side orientation of his body. He painted Self-Portrait in a Turkish Hat in 1889 at age 23.
The Turkish hat shows us that the European vogue for exoticism was returned by Japanese interest in the west. In art, this movement was called Joga. The brushwork is fast and loose, however notibly this does not detract from the accuracy and a certain realism in the likeness.
Kuroda Seiki’s Self-Portrait in a Turkish Hat is in the Tokyo National Museum in Japan.