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Collection

HASEGAWA Yûichi

(Japan 1945 – )

Title
Three lights
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
Year
1998
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodcut with silver
Edition
2/10
Dimensions

50.1 x 79.3 cm image; 53.8 x 83.0 cm sight; 75.4 x 104.5 x 3.4 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. margin, pencil, "1998 Yuichi Hasegawa".
Credit
Gift of Klaus Naumann 2000
Accession number
561.2000
Location
Not on display
Further information

Hasegawa Yûichi studied printmaking under a prominent print artist Saitô Kiyoshi. While Saitô works in quiet but distinctly figurative images, almost all Hasegawa's prints are abstract. Hasegawa's works from 1984 to early 1990s are represented in this gallery's collection. In those prints he took inspiration from natural phenomena such as the wind, waves, snow and soil erosion and expressed it in combinations of organic textual patterns and geometric forms. In this print which mimics a triptych, he uses his usual vocabulary of textural patterns and geometric forms (circles) to represent a traditional subject of the moon over autumn grasses in the 'Plains of Musashi'. He uses three combinations of the moon and grasses creating subtle resonance and movement in this traditional landscape.

Asian Art Dept.
AGNSW December 2000