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Lune (Moon)

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Minami Keiko, Lune (Moon), 1954, etching and aquatint on paper, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, © Musée Hamaguchi Yōzō, 84.25.220

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Title

Lune (Moon)

Related Titles

Japanese title: 月

original language: Lune

translated: Moon

Artist

Minami Keiko (Japanese, active France, United States, and Japan, 1911-2004)

Date

1954

Medium

etching and aquatint on paper

Edition

11/25

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 12 13/16 in x 9 3/8 in; sheet: 22 3/16 in x 15 in

Inscriptions & Markings

annotation: The Offering 26. 35, graphite, bottom margin, right

annotation: 1. L'Offrande, graphite, bottom margin, left

edition: 11/25, graphite, lower left

signature: Keiko Minami, graphite, lower right

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Japanese Modern Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection

Accession Number

84.25.220

Copyright

© Musée Hamaguchi Yōzō

Terms

aquatint

flowers

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

moon as celestial body

paper

Sōsaku hanga

Description

This evocative image of a young woman holding a large basket of flowers, with a half moon and a sea gull in the sky overhead, was made when Minami had been making prints for only a short time. She had arrived in Paris in late 1953 and began studying the art of aquatint etching. As yet unable to speak French and overwhelmed by her surroundings, she threw herself into her art.

!T!There are flower vendors on every corner in Paris, and young and old buy flowers to !T!take home. They were expensive, so I hesitated, but I bought some, too.

!T!- From Minami’s diary, summer day, 1954

History
Exhibitions

2015 Breaking Barriers: Japanese Women Print Artists 1950-2000 Portland Art Museum

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