Collection

Rain

FUKUDA, Heihachiro

1953

Information

Title
Rain
Artist
FUKUDA, Heihachiro View artist Information
Year
1953
Collection
Purchased
Medium
color on paper, framed
Size
108.7×86.5

Commentary

Despite the title, Rain, the only thing depicted in this work is roofing tiles. A closer look, however, does reveal scattered traces of raindrops. The painting is a straightforward depiction of the following scene: “One day when I opened the window in anticipation of a sudden evening shower, large drops of rain had already begun to fall a little. On top of the tiles, heated by the midsummer sun, the drops left large streaks of rain, which repeatedly disappeared, reappeared, and then disappearing again.” Through a very slight manipulation realism approaches abstraction, and this, one of Fukuda’s signature techniques, is clearly evident in this work.

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