Oil on canvas
An abstract painting which won worldwide acclaim in the 1950s.
1950년대에 세계적으로 평가 받은 추상회화
Amidst the silver canvas filled with large and small circles that look as if they have been stamped, supple arcs run through. Fukushima Hideko was acclaimed for her series of compositions with circles and lines like this work in the late 1950s.
Soon after World War II, Fukushima took part in a summer course on modern art organized by Japan Avant-garde Artists’ Club, where she met Kitadai Shozo and Yamaguchi Katsuhiro. Her younger brother and composer, Fukushima Kazuo, and his friends, Akiyama Kuniharu and Takemitsu Toru, joined them to form Jikken Kobo. Fukushima Hideko took part in this group and presented works in which art, music, and poetry were integrated.
Having won high praise from Michel Tapié, the leader of Art Informel, from 1957 onwards, Fukushima submitted her works to major Art Informel exhibitions in Japan and abroad. These works demonstrated struggles among strokes, circular stamps, and intersecting lines, which expressed intense psychological turmoil.