Saturday, October 30, 2010

Takidaira's Art

There is a bulletin board next to the entrance Tsukuba Public Library, full of colorful exhibition posters. A few days ago I was by this particular illustration:

It was bold, simple, stark...and so expressive!  :)

Was this a woodblock-print? Who was the artist?

The artist, it turned out, was a son of Ibaraki prefecture - Takidaira Jiro (1921-2009), and this particular piece is titled "Baby Powder" (1974).

A retrospective on his work is to be held at the Ibaraki Museum of Modern Art from 3 November 2010 to 1 January 2011:

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