Without Washing Machine

Artist木村 賢太郎 KIMURA Kentaro
ExhibitionThe 1st Exhibition of Sculpture UBE
PlaceLibrary
MaterialStone
Year1961
Size51cm×65cm×30cm
Concept「洗濯機以前」とはなかなかうまいタイトルだ。若い人にはピンとこないかもしれないが、昔は、井戸端や水端で洗濯する主婦たちはこんな格好でゴシゴシやったものだ。一つ石からこんなフォルムを削り出し得たのも、作者のデッサン力が並々ならぬものだからだろう。この人には同じころ「七つの祈り」という名作(東京国立近代美術館蔵)があるが、単純でやわらかな抽象フォルムを組み合わせることによって、ある具体的な生活感や習俗を呼び覚ますところが実にうまい。

"Without washing machine" is a very good title. It may not ring a bell for young people, but in the old days, housewives washing next to the well or waterside used to look like this. The ability to curve out such a form of a stone is probably due to the extraordinary strength of the sculptor’s drawing skill. He has a famous work called "Seven Prayer" (collected by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo) at the same time, but by combining simple and soft abstract forms, he is really good to bringing out a specific sense of life and customs.
Document ID21442
Source第1回宇部市野外彫刻展

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