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Title

Scene (Garden)

1976

Artist

Takahashi Rikio

Japan

1917 – 1999

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1976
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut
    Edition
    6/50
    Dimensions
    50.0 x 41.0 cm image; 61.5 x 46.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Rikio Takahashi/ '76".

    Credit
    Gift of Michael Gleeson-White 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    172.1988
    Artist information
    Takahashi Rikio

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • About

    Takahashi Rikio was born in Tokyo, the son of a 'Nihonga' (Japanese-style) painter and nephew of a 'Yoga' (Western-style) artist. After the war he studied with Onchi Koshiro, one of the leaders of the Creative Prints movement, and in the 1960s furthered his education at the California Institute of Art. After this he became well known in both the West and Japan.

    Takahashi developed a modern abstract style using the traditional woodblock medium in a unique fashion. His distinctive technique involved overlapping coloured areas with thin watercolour ink. His typical palette of subdued browns, greens and blues reflected the natural tones and calm settings of gardens in Kyoto, which inspired many of his prints such as the one in this gallery's collection.

    Reference
    The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints. www.myjapanesehanga.com. Accessed 11 March 2013.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2013.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication