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Mikio Watanabe
Le Point du Jour II (A young nude woman in repose at daybreak)

1999

$575
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In this mezzotint, the sensual profile of a young nude woman is seen with her head tilted to the right and arms stretched out in front. She appears to be awakening first thing in the morning. The mezzotint is signed, titled and dated by the artist in pencil, from an edition of 90. Mikio Watanabe (Japanese, b. 1954) Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated from Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tokyo in 1977 and then moved to Paris. Two years later, he was honored by admission to Atelier 17 in Paris and by 1983 had mastered the mezzotint process. He has created over 90 mezzotints, each velvety black creation featuring his model and wife, Yuriko. Of his art Watanabe has written: “It is essential that I vigorously train myself, perpetually purifying and polishing my character. My works are an effort to capture with sincerity the beauty that is manifest in nature. The moment when the copper plate, the technique, the tools and myself become one harmonious whole is when the best of each element is brought out.”

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