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Title

Transcription Drawing: Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 1960 #2


Artist

Ruark Lewis

Australia

06 Dec 1960 -


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Transcription Drawing no.2


Date

1986


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

graphite on paper


Dimensions

31.4 x 49.3 cm image (drawn border); 37.5 x 55.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. sheet, pencil "RL 86".


Credit

Purchased 1989


Location

Not on display


Accession number

148.1989


Artist information

Ruark Lewis

Works in the collection

4