Artists have a variety of methods to make their mark. Every Friday we will share a photograph of an #ArtistInAction. Having been trained as a traditional Japanese painter, Kazuo Shiraga is known for his unique blend of painting and performance. In his studio, he suspended himself from a rope while painting the canvas with his bare foot. He used his body partially or entirely to create works that traced speed, power, and referenced violence; sometimes causing injuries to himself. In 1952, Shiraga joined the Japanese Avant-garde Gutai group that had risen from the post-Hiroshima Japan. #KazuoShiraga Photo:Kazuo Shiraga painting with his feet for Life magazine at the Nishinomiya factory of Jiro Yoshihara, 1956. Photo courtesy the former members of the Gutai Art Association
drawingcenter used Normal filter and shared for art.