Artists have a variety of methods to make their mark. Every Friday

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Artists have a variety of methods to make their mark. Every Friday

Artists have a variety of methods to make their mark. Every Friday

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
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