Close this search box.

Screen No. 2

Norman Takeuchi

BIRTH PLACE Vancouver, British Columbia
MEDIUM Acrylic on linen
DATE 1967
DIMENSIONS 81.9cm x 99.7cm x 2.5cm
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Norman Takeuchi, 2016
A painting with opposing patterns, geometric forms and a realistic figure. A blue shape is present on the bottom part and moves towards the upper part. It is constructed as a reflection, showing two almost identical sides affixed in the center. Above the blue shape is a silhouette with a simplified magenta torso and a realistic face. Half of the head is hidden behind a colorful array of forms and floral patterns that covers the top portion of the painting. Like the bottom blue shape, it is nearly symmetrical. In the middle, directly above the face, there is a dark blue triangle. Coming out from that are lines of light green on top of fields of indigo. On each side, there are lilac-coloured floral motifs, then more green lines, then patterns of yellow flowers.

OAG is Open from 10 AM to 6 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday | from 10 AM to 9 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Admission is always FREE.