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Title

Beethoven at the beach - Message '90 - 4P

1990


Artist

MORIOKA Kansuke

Japan

1941 -


About

For Morioka the first step in the creation of one of his prints is the installation of his own scenery at the seashore, preferably on a cold winter day when the wind rages and the sky is turbulent against a setting sun. He chooses the seaside because for him the water is the single horizon representing the beginning and end of the world. Into nature's expanse of sky, sea and sand Morioka intrudes with his own archetypal edifice, and the ensuing drama between his edifice and the forces of nature is the focus of his art.

Like the artist Iwami, he seems to see an analogy between music and water. A recent series of prints similar to this one was entitled 'Beethoven at the beach', with a layer of musical notations printed across the sea and sky.

Morioka was born in 1941 in Aichi Prefecture where he still lives, and is a graduate of the Aichi University of Education.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 64.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

1990


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint


Edition

8/25 (see notes)


Dimensions

47.5 x 67.0 cm image; 56.0 x 76.0 cm sheet;


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Kansuke M.". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

444.1993


Artist information

MORIOKA Kansuke

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 64, 71 (colour illus.). cat.no. 39