Window

Takao Tanabe

BIRTH YEAR 1926
BIRTH PLACE Prince Rupert, British Columbia
DEATH YEAR --

What have you been reflecting on lately? While windows in art are often used as a device to look outwards, in Takao Tanabe’s Window(1967), the yellow light appears to filter inwards, illuminating the colours and shapes of a suggested interior and offering a timely metaphor for interior reflection. Vancouver artist Takao Tanabe’s hard-edged geometric designs of the late 1960s present clever illusions and invite contemplation.

MEDIUM Silkscreen on paper
DATE 1967
DIMENSIONS 33cm x 50.8cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2014.12.06
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of the artist, 2014
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Silkscreen print of geometric shapes and striped lines in light blue, yellow, red and black, linked in the centre, against a white background.

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