Transcription Drawing: Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 1960 #10
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.10
graphite on paper
31.3 x 49.1 cm image (drawn border); 37.5 x 55.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated c.r. sheet, pencil "RL 1986".
Not on display
© Ruark Lewis
Shown in 1 exhibition
Contemporary Australian Drawings - from the collection:
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 11 Jan 1992–17 Feb 1992
- Nolan Gallery, Australia 01 May 1992–08 Jun 1992
- Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown 12 Jun 1992–12 Jul 1992
- Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah 14 Oct 1992–08 Nov 1992