Daiwa Scholarship alumnus and artist Carl Randall was recently commissioned by The Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art in Japan to make an oil painting of ‘Miho No Matsubara’ for their permanent collection.
‘Miho No Matsubara’ is an area is outstanding natural beauty in Shizuoka prefecture – a beach and pine forest near Mount Fujii, listed as a World Heritage site in 2014. It was originally depicted by the Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock printmaker Ando Hiroshige in 1858.
The Museum commissioned Carl to make a contemporary depiction of the place in his style. The commission was made after Carl’s 2014 solo exhibition ‘Portraits from Edo to the Present’ at the Museum, where his ‘Tokaido Highway’ paintings were displayed alongside Hiroshige’s series of the same route. Carl’s new oil painting joins an extensive collection of Hiroshige’s original woodblock prints in the Museums collection, which can be viewed upon visiting.
Links:The Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art in Japan Details of Miho No Matsubara
Other pieces about Carl Randall on our website can be found via the following links:Carl Randall London Portraits Video Documentary Carl Randall London Portraits Carl Randall BBC interview about his Japan Portraits Carl Randall exhibiting at Christies in New York Carl Randall D-Day veteran portrait on display in Edinburgh from 15 January to 28 March 2016 Carl Randall work on display at ArtInternational Istanbul, 4-7 September 2015 Carl Randall portrait on display at The Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace from 6 to 17 June 2015 Carl Randall discussing art, identity and migration at the Business Design Centre as part of London Art Fair on 23 January 2015 Carl Randall Tokyo Portrait purchased by Fondation Carmignac in Paris Carl Randall Tokyo Highway Portraits on display in Japan until 11 September 2014 Carl Randall Japan Portraits on sale at the National Portrait Gallery in London Tokyo Portrait on display at Art Volta, June 2014 Japan Portraits a short documentary of Carl Randall painting in Japan In the footsteps of Hiroshige: Portraits of Modern Japan at The National Portrait Gallery London Carl Randall painting in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Carl Randall encounters with the late Donald Richie Carl Randall exhibiting at the 2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize Carl Randall exhibiting at the Mall Gallieries and the National Portrait Gallery Carl Randall awarded the BP Travel Award 2012 Carl Randall wins the Nomura Prize