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Title

Judgement Day

1990

Artist

Suda Toshio

Japan

1931 –

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication