Takahashi Rikio (1917–1998) The Letter (from Southern Italy)

image size: 16 7/16 x 16 7/16 in. (41.8 x 41.8 cm)
sheet size: 19 1/4 x 18 3/4 in. (48.9 x 47.6 cm)

高橋力雄 手紙 (南イタリアから)

Takahashi Rikio (1917–1998)

The Letter (From Southern Italy) 


Color woodblock print with embossing on paper 
Lent by Irwin Lavenberg, L2017.103.19

Takahashi’s travel prints are his most dynamic, moving away from the more muted colors and static forms of his NIWA prints. This “letter” speaks of ocean waves and colorful beach blankets with an invitation to join the artist on a lovely beach in Southern Italy. The deep embossing adds three-dimensionality to this work.

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