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 - Greenhouse library - 温室の図書館  - intaglio etching aquatint - bell jar books key ivy - detail
$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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Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Water lily - ゆらぎ〜  - intaglio etching aquatint - detail
$650

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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Fumiko Takeda - Recitation - 朗読 - child holding blue book - bird perched on a braid of hair - detail Sold
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Recitation

TAKEDA, Fumiko

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

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main
$575

Glass fireworks

TAKEDA, Fumiko

ガラスの花火 (original Japanese title)Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30. Signed, dated, and numbered.Titled in Japanese at the bottom she...

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Far voice
$525

Far voice

TAKEDA, Fumiko

 遠い声 (original Japanese title)Aquatint and etching with gold leaf and hand coloring, printed on chine collé. Edition of 30. Signed, dated, numbered...

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Shell boat
$750

Shell boat

TAKEDA, Fumiko

貝の舟 (original Japanese title)Aquatint and etching printed on chine collé. Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered. Titled in Japanese at the botto...

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Walk to the night
$750

Walk to the night

TAKEDA, Fumiko

夜への散歩 (original Japanese title)Aquatint and etching printed on chine collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated, numbered, and titled.Titled in Japanese at ...

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