Photograph:Books

Photograph:Books

H 64cm x W 83.5cm x D 4.5cm

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This is a work picturized from a actual photograph. Closer it gets to a real photograph, realism painting these days has been difficult to escape from the 'curse' of being 'a photograph'. It seems as if the ghost of the person whose role has been deprived by the appearance of photos is still wandering. The circumstances surrounding realism in Japan has been unaware of this fact and that they are passionate about producing a monastic work. Ichita Tanaka can not be unaware that the artist of realism painting is a 'ghost'. Books in this work is a symbol for such a circumstances, in another word, 'blindness'.

Because this work is based on a photograph, the image is stretched about 1.8 times larger than the actual photo. Since there is no reproduction beyond the picture, the focus and angle such as tilt of the stand, are reproduced as it is, and not fixing these small things is creating a 'painting copying a photograph' look. This work created by the methodology of classical painting, which is to color with acrylic and oil painting after forming the layer base with hemp.

  • Style

    Oil Painting

  • Support

    Canvas


Artist Information

Ichita Tanaka

 Ichita Tanaka is a Japanese Realism painter. Realism paintings look very similar to each other in terms of formalism as they attempt to transfer reality onto canvas. Tanaka is not pursuing existentialism or vitality which photography does not have but realist painters often tend to do. His paintings bring out curiosity and imagination from the viewers by creating a sense of distance between his work and the viewers using the techniques and characteristics of Realist paintings.
 

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