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Chirisei Kyubiki


Kazuo Shiraga

Kazuo Shiraga (1924–2008) saw creation as a struggle, a bodily combat with paint or matter. Action and energy are components of his work. In this case, the painting was done with his feet on a canvas laid on the ground and covered with pigments. The movements thus imprinted are a transcription of the artist’s spiritual energy.

1960 Kazuo Shiraga © Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Artwork Details

Artist: Kazuo Shiraga
Title: Chirisei Kyubiki
Geography: Japan
Date: 1960

Medium: oil on canvas

Classification: graphic arts (drawing, painting, engraving, calligraphy)
Dimensions: 160 x 130 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2013.058
Contact for images: [email protected]


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