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Nana Shiomi - Mitate 81 - 100


MITATE (mi-ta-té) refers to a process of thought that Japanese culture has enjoyed since ancient times - a form of analogy, comparing one thing to another.

'One Hundred Views of MITATE' is a series of 100 prints made between 1996 and 2016. Each image has an icon set on a stage. These icons are considered profoundly relevant to Japanese culture and are referred to from antiquity in poems, stories, songs and dances. They are also painted onto pictures, made into pastry, and used as decorations and patterns on kimono fabric.

The viewer is invited to select individual prints from the series, their own associations giving new life and meanings to these worn-out and antiquated symbols of Japanese culture.

Publication
1 April 2017
Exhibition
2 April - 16 May 2017

This Side and the Other Side, Woodcuts 1996-2016 is published on the occasion of Nana Shiomi's solo exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre, UK, and the first presentation of the complete woodcut

Mitate No. 81 - Feather Mantle  (Hagoromo)  by Nana Shiomi

NS73

NANA SHIOMI

Mitate No. 81 - Feather Mantle (Hagoromo) , 2007

Japanese Woodcut

45 x 45 cms

Image size 33.5 x 33.5cm
Edition of 10

  • Mitate No. 81 - Feather Mantle  (Hagoromo)  by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 82 - Hoe (Kuwa) by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 83 - Word Spirit (Kotodama) by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 84 - Night (Yoru)  by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 85 - Dai Monji (Daimonji)  by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 86 - Celebration Drink (Masuzake)  by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 87 - Lotus (Hasu)  by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 88 - Great Buddha (Daibutsu) by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 89 - Spider Web (Kumo no su) by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 90 - Scissors (Hasami) by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 91 - Go (Go) by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 92 - Spots on the Six Faces (Sai nome)  by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 93 - Mirror Cake (Kagami-mochi)  by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 94 - Well (Ido)  by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 95 - Hannya Mask (Hannya) by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 96 - Sesshu Landscape (Sansui) by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 97 - Stepping Stones (Tobi-ishi) by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 98 - Wind Chime (Fuurin) by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 99 - Kabuki Curtain (Joshiki-maku)  by Nana Shiomi
  • Mitate No. 100 - End of Endless Circle (Musubi)  by Nana Shiomi
 
 
 
 
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