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An image of Transcription Drawing: Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 1960 #10 by Ruark Lewis

Ruark Lewis

(Australia 06 Dec 1960 – )

Title
Transcription Drawing: Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 1960 #10
Other titles:
Transcription Drawing no.10
Year
1986
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
graphite on paper
Dimensions

31.3 x 49.1 cm image (drawn border); 37.5 x 55.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated c.r. sheet, pencil "RL 1986".
Credit
Purchased 1989
Accession number
146.1989
Copyright
© Ruark Lewis
Location
Not on display
Further information

This drawing is from a series based on Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.8 1960. This compact and focused quartet was written in three days and dedicated “to the victims of fascism and war”. The drama and intensity of the music is reflected in the drawings, which are like Lewis’ own musical score. The music and drawings are considered to be simultaneous gestures and Lewis sees his work as an inversion of the role of conductor. He is a visual choreographer.

Exhibition history (1)

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