Wild Sea and the Milky Way Athwart the Island of Sado

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Wild Sea and the Milky Way Athwart the Island of Sado

Series: The Haiku Series, #4
Edition: 17 of 50
United States, 1966-1967
Prints; woodcuts
Woodcut
Sheet: 21 3/8 × 17 3/4 in. (54.29 × 45.09 cm) Image: 19 7/8 × 15 7/8 in. (50.48 × 40.32 cm)
Gift of Modernage Photography Service, Inc. (M.85.215.4)
Not currently on public view

Label

From the exhibition Stanton Macdonald-Wright and His Circle at LACMA January 29-May 28, 2003 ...
From the exhibition Stanton Macdonald-Wright and His Circle at LACMA January 29-May 28, 2003 When Macdonald-Wright was seventy-five years old, he created twenty color woodblock prints of Haiga, an image illustrating a haiku (seventeen syllable, three-line poems that do not rhyme). The portfolio illustrates haiku by some of Japan's most revered poets: Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki, Chiyoni, and Hokushi. Each Haiga's title is a translation of the haiku. The Haiga portfolio prints affirmed one of the fundamental precepts of Synchromism: art must draw inspiration from both past and present to be vital and enduring. The Haiga images also testify to Macdonald-Wright's unceasing commitment to bridging East and West.
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Bibliography

  • South, Will. Color, Myth, And Music:  Stanton Macdonald-Wright and Synchromism. Raleigh, North Carolina:  North Carolina Museum of Art, 2001.