Shadow of the Moon (Tsuki kage)

Shadow of the Moon (Tsuki kage)


Tanaka Ryōhei 田中 良平

(Japanese, 1933-2019)


Image: 22.6 x 20.7 cm (8 7/8 x 8 1/8 in.); Paper: 33.7 x 30.8 cm (13 1/4 x 12 1/8 in.)

Gallery Group Fund 1983.1012



Here, Tanaka creates spatial tension by contrasting the atmospheric qualities in the modulated gray tones of the sky with the flat, even-toned black shadows of the silhouetted leaves and branches in the foreground.

See also
PR - Etching
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Gallery Group Fund

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