Fisherman's Dream

Dublin Core

Title

Fisherman's Dream

Subject

Arts; Arts-Prints;

Description

Etching, dry point, woodblock print, 30 x 21 3/8 inches, by Noboru Sawai. Shows a large plate of fish on the table, with four small plates above on the wall. It celebrates a catch of fish caught by fishermen living on an island in the Inland Sea of Japan, where Noboru was born. The plump fish have been expertly and beautifully drawn, using a combination of printmaking techniques. The large plate has a border of naked figures echoing Picasso; the small plates have images taken from Japanese and Western sexual art. The emotional clash of Asian and Western cultures in a Japanese person is Noboru's perennial theme. Noboru studied with Toshi Yoshida and presently has a studio in Vancouver, Canada.

Creator

Sawai, Noboru (b. 1931)

Contributor

Flaten Art Museum
St Olaf College

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Format

image/jpeg

Type

still image

Identifier

soclaa001049
2005.31

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Modern 1868 - present
1991
Gene and Margaret Skibbe Collection

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/3ece62b5a4c0dead7e22291e44c2733d.jpg

Citation

Sawai, Noboru (b. 1931), “Fisherman's Dream,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/2647.