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Ryoko Watanabe
Train Is Leaving Again : Transient Farewells

2010

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2010, Unique Artwork Oil on Canvas 31 1/2 × 47 1/5 in - 80 × 118 cm The artwork and signed by the Artist on verso of the canvas & stamped with the logo of the Studio of the Artist on verso of the canvas The artwork come accompanied with a formal Certificate of Authenticity issued by the studio of the Artist and signed by the Artist serie "Serenity Amidst Shadows : Geishas in the Monochromatic Urban Ensemble" In the evocative series titled "Serenity Amidst Shadows: Geishas in the Monochromatic Urban Ensemble," Ryoko Watanabe invites viewers into a realm where tradition and modernity coalesce in a harmonious dance. Each canvas unfolds like a chapter in a silent narrative, capturing the essence of Japan's rich cultural tapestry. Watanabe's fascination with the timeless grace of geishas becomes evident as these iconic figures take center stage in her monochromatic urban landscape. Against a backdrop of black and white, the geishas emerge as ethereal beings, draped in the elegance of tradition, their presence an ode to the enduring beauty of Japanese culture. The urban ensemble painted by Watanabe serves not as a chaotic background but as a dynamic setting for the geishas. Crowds, rendered in shades of shadow and light, become part of the visual symphony—nameless faces moving in rhythm with the pulse of city life. The contrast of the black and white palette emphasizes the transcendence of the geishas, who exist as serene pillars of tradition in the midst of the bustling modernity. In one canvas, a geisha gracefully navigates a crowded metro station, her timeless poise contrasting with the hurried commuters surrounding her. The play of light and shadow creates an atmosphere of contemplation, inviting the viewer to appreciate the serenity exuded by the geisha amidst the urban chaos. Watanabe's series is more than a collection of paintings; it's a visual dialogue between past and present. Through her meticulous brushstrokes, she weaves a story of serenity and tradition surviving amid the shadows of modernity. The geishas, with their enigmatic allure, become timeless symbols of elegance, and the urban ensemble, a canvas upon which the beauty of Japan's cultural heritage is painted with each delicate stroke. "Serenity Amidst Shadows: Geishas in the Monochromatic Urban Ensemble" is an exploration of the delicate balance between tradition and the contemporary, a testament to Watanabe's ability to capture the enduring spirit of Japan through the captivating allure of geishas gracefully navigating the monochromatic symphony of city life.
  • Creator:
    Ryoko Watanabe (Japanese)
  • Creation Year:
    2010
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 47.64 in (121 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    PARIS, FR
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU40234199522
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