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Mikio Watanabe
Dune (Multiple nude females appear to be a landscape)

1989

$1,200

About

Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black and white nudes. In these images the artist alternates between full figures and the sensuous ambiguity of closer cropped body parts. The female figure emerges out of the rich, velvety black shadows. Watanabe skillfully manipulates the subtle gradations of gray that are available in a mezzotint with careful burnishing and scraping of the plate. More recently Watanabe has added flora and fauna subjects, using multiple plates for the color. These new works have the same quality of grace and delicacy found in his nudes, but are playful in spirit. This is Watanabe’s first solo exhibition at Davidson Galleries. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the Central Academy of Art in Kuala Lumpur and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Details

  • Creator
    Mikio Watanabe (1954, Japanese)
  • Creation Year
    1989
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.75 in. (9.53 cm)Width: 11.25 in. (28.58 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU84137321502

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    Ships From: New Orleans, LA
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