Dimensions: 3 x 4 3/4 inches
Artist details: Japanese, 1954
Date finished: 2010
Edition: of 90
Recommended by Rebecca (Gallery Manager):
"Mikio Watanabe beautifully illustrates each being that he handles. From dragonflies to cranes to women, they are all exquisitely captured. En douceur is an example of Watanabe's excellent nudes. I love the way that he visually describes the softness of the nude's skin. Her hand gently caresses her arm and her thumb presses in ever so slightly. This nude is quiet and restful, warm and comforting. It carries the calm energy that the title describes: gently. The pose and the person are treated with such care that this mezzotint relaxes me."