The Miracle Of Silence

by Toshiko okanoue



The Miracle Of Silence by Toshiko Okanoue. Seigensha Art Publishing edition paperback in new condition (2019). No markings. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About The Miracle Of Silence

Toshiko Okanoue was active in the 1950s, producing eye-catching collages made from magazine clippings. The parallels between her compositions and aspects of European surrealism was purely coincidental at first, but after meeting Shuzo Takiguchi, the leader of the surrealist movement in Japan, her keen sensitivity to shape and distinct feminine sensibility evolved further. She began to use photos to form backgrounds to her images, in which buildings, landscapes, and other elements combine to create bizarre and mysterious spaces where dramas unfold. Her expressive fragments, mementos of society and fashion which in turn reflect the era, are a major element in her creativity.

About Toshiko Okanoue

So, Toshiko Okanoue is a Japanese artist associated with the Japanese avant-garde art world of the 1950s. Moreover, she is best known for her Surrealist photo collages. Born in Kochi and raised in Tokyo, Okanoue began to make photo collages while studying fashion and drawing at the Bunka Gakuin in Tokyo in the early 1950s. The young Okanoue, initially knew little of art history or the Surrealist movement.

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