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Title

Judgement Day


Artist

SUDA Toshio

Japan

1931 -


About

This print is a poignant protest against environmental destruction; the frantically flapping wings and loose feathers of wild birds a threatening dark flame scattered by the winds of vanity.

Suda was born in Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture and still lives there, having been educated in the Design Department of the Aichi Prefectural Industrial High School.

His recent works have all used this unusual motif of flurried feathers to convey a deep unease reinforced by the titles of his prints. This print is a modern extension of the traditional Japanese category of bird-and-flower painting ('kacho-ga') which embodies the innate Japanese sympathy for nature. Traditionally such paintings were lyrical and colourful; never the dark condensed force Suda has depicted.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 89.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

1990


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

A.P.


Dimensions

90.0 x 60.0 cm image; 100.0 x 73.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Toshio Suda". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

460.1993


Artist information

SUDA Toshio

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, 89, 90 (colour illus.). cat.no. 55