Hystorical Portraits is a series created based on the motif of portraits of historical figures from a wide variety of genres.
Everything that we learned at school about these famous men and women were biased portrayals that are only based on their achievements. But wouldn't their humanity and true nature be hidden in the aspects that are not mentioned in those textbooks? In this series, we will research the lives of historical figures from various perspectives such as their living environment, human relationships, interests, preferences, and the social conditions of their time, and gather these information as detailed motifs to make an attempt at recreating a more accurate and multi-dimensional portrayal of these figures.
The word "Hystorical" in the title is a coined word that is a combination of "hysterical" (emotional, crazy) and "historical". Sagaki would like you to try and take a look at these passionate and eccentric historical figures from a different perspective from the portrayals that you are used to.
Press release courtesy Micheko Galerie.