Turnips by Tomoe Yokoi

Turnips by Tomoe Yokoi

Turnips

Tomoe Yokoi

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Title

Turnips

 
Artist

Tomoe Yokoi

  1942 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1979  
Technique
color mezzotint 
Image Size
10 15/16 x 13 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
XXII/XXX 
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned, chop mark in lower right margin 
Reference
 
Paper
white Rives BFK wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
13908 
Price
$300.00 
Description

Tomoe Yokoi chose the humble turnip as a subject worthy of a portrait in her dark, velvety mezzotint portraying the root vegetable in a woven basket surrounded by shadow. As with much of her work from this era, she leaves out gratuitous textures and colors and shrouds the image in secrecy, making the viewer squint just a bit to fully recognize what is emerging from the soft darkness. Yokoi almost exclusively created images of still lifes, even in her more abstract compositions.

 
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