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In this spirit, he remains very influenced by his learning of traditional Chinese painting as well as by the Mingei movement. His artistic experiments led him to take an interest in many disciplines.
Noguchi will express his art through sculpture, which he will transcribe in his furniture, lighting and ceramics creations as well as in his architecture and scenographies. From 1935, he collaborated with the dancer Martha Graham and the choreographer Ruth Page: thus he created stage sets for twenty major works.
“Everything is sculpture. Any material, any idea born without hindrance in space”Noguchi sculpted stone, wood, aluminum and ceramics, but also the air that surrounds him because everything is vibration in his art. For Noguchi, sculpture is the “vital force of our daily life” and his art “teaches human beings to become more human”.
The quest for harmony, peace, the overwhelming desire to improve life, the notion of utility far from the futile have led Isamu Noguchi to constantly push the limits of his art.
Noguchi has been able to breathe his soul into each of his works and make
his heart beat forever in each of his creations.
Isamu Noguchi, Untitled, 1982. Granite, hot-dipped galvanized steel. 6 1⁄2 x 12 1⁄2 x 22 in.
Isamu Noguchi, Freeform Sofa and Ottoman.
Designed c. 1948 for Herman Miller; Vitra reissue (2002– ).
Fabric and stuffing over wood.
Sofa: 27 1⁄2 x 118 x 84 in. Ottoman: 12 x 47 1⁄4 x 28 in.
Isamu Noguchi, Neo-Lithic, 1982–83. Hot-dipped galvanized steel. 72 1⁄4 x 28 1⁄4 x 16 1⁄4 in.
Isamu Noguchi, Akari B, 1954. Paper, bamboo, metal, electrical components. 92 1⁄2 x 18 x 18 in. Isamu Noguchi, Akari 20N, 1968. Paper, bamboo, metal, electrical components. 23 1⁄2 x 16 1⁄2 x 16 1⁄2 in. Isamu Noguchi, Akari 21N, 1954. Paper, bamboo, metal, electrical components. 43 1⁄2 x 33 x 33 in.

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