Fumiko TAKEDA

For a little over 25 years now, Fumiko Takeda (武田 史子) has created prints.  Born in Tokyo in 1963, she graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts’s graduate program in 1991.  As early as 1993 her etchings won her recognition, and she has dedicated most of her artistic energy to this technique.  Takeda’s etchings, which are printed in small editions, generally of just 30 impressions, mostly depict nature.  Her foliage, flowers and trees, as well as her birds, bees and bears are generally stages, orchestrated.  Man’s hand is detected in the glass domes that sometimes encase nature, or simply in the way the natural world is arranged in Takeda’s compositions.  With vivid imagination Fumiko Tadeda’s etchings, which are shaded with aquatint, and sometimes hand colored, make us travel to worlds full of wonder and discovery.  Her line is delicate, her grayscale subtle and deep and her printing, usually on shimmering chine-collé, is immaculate.

You can discover Fumiko Takeda's work in more intimate detail is THIS BLOG POST written by Jessica Krueckeberg.

Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Secret droplet - 秘密の雫  - intaglio etching aquatint - ivy glass bee
$500

Secret Droplet

TAKEDA, Fumiko

秘密の雫 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alphabet.Titled in...

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$650

The Poetry of Leaf

TAKEDA, Fumiko

木ノ葉の詩 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alphabet.Titled i...

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Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - breath - 息吹 - intaglio etching aquatint - bird and flora
$625

Breath

TAKEDA, Fumiko

息吹 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint with handcoloring on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin al...

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Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Greenhouse library - 温室の図書館  - intaglio etching aquatint - bell jar books key ivy
$800

Greenhouse Library

TAKEDA, Fumiko

温室の図書館 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alphabet.Titled ...

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portrait of a bear by Fumiko Takeda - original etching roulette aquatint intaglio
$300

Gluttony

TAKEDA, Fumiko

Etching, roulette and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil.Titled in Japanese in the bottom sheet edge.

Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Silver Time - 銀色の時間 - intaglio etching aquatint - goldfish and flower
$625

Silver Time

TAKEDA, Fumiko

彷徨う星 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alphabet.Titled in ...

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Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Wandering Stars - 彷徨う星 - intaglio - etching aquatint - hot air balloon
$700

Wandering Stars

TAKEDA, Fumiko

彷徨う星 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alphabet.Titled in ...

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Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Temptation - 誘い  - intaglio etching aquatint - chipmunk tree
$525

Temptation

TAKEDA, Fumiko

夢人 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint with handcoloring on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alp...

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Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Dreamer - 夢人 - person with hair of plants flowers foliage - etching aquatint - detail
$575

Dreamer

TAKEDA, Fumiko

夢人 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint with handcoloring on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alp...

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Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Water lily - ゆらぎ〜  - intaglio etching aquatint - detail Sold
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Waterlily

TAKEDA, Fumiko

ゆらぎ〜 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alphabet.Titled i...

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