Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chimei Hamada’s works collected by Uffizi Gallery: No.1

We would like to present some of the 19 collected items by Chimei Hamada in Uffizi Gallery.

The first item is St. Horse. This work was made in 1950, but he made a work that has the same theme in 1938, as his first copperplate print.

This work was developed from his observation of a slaughterhouse in his school days.
It makes us think about “death”. Hamada says about the horse crucified on a cross: “I associated horse and human.”