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Title

Transcription Drawing: Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 1960 #12

1986

Artist

Ruark Lewis

Australia

06 Dec 1960 -

  • Details

    Other Title
    Transcription Drawing no.12
    Date
    1986
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    graphite on paper
    Dimensions
    31.3 x 49.1 cm image (drawn border); 37.5 x 55.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.c. sheet, pencil "RL 1986".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1989
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    147.1989
    Copyright
    © Ruark Lewis

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  • 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.

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