Transcription Drawing: Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 1960 #12
06 Dec 1960 -
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.
Transcription Drawing no.12
graphite on paper
31.3 x 49.1 cm image (drawn border); 37.5 x 55.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.c. sheet, pencil "RL 1986".
Gift of the artist 1989
Not on display
© Ruark Lewis