ONLINE EXHIBITION: Mikio Watanabe | Mezzotints

Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black and white nudes. In these images the artist alternates between full figures and the sensuous ambiguity of closer cropped body parts. The female figure emerges out of the rich, velvety black shadows. Watanabe skillfully manipulates the subtle gradations of gray that are available in a mezzotint with careful burnishing and scraping of the plate. Watanabe has added flora and fauna subjects, using multiple plates for the color. These works have the same quality of grace and delicacy found in his nudes, but are playful in spirit. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the Central Academy of Art in Kuala Lumpur and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Mikio Watanabe : Shiro at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Shiro

Medium: Color mezzotint
Year: 2018
Edition : 90
Signature: Signed
Size: 8 x 11 1/2 inches
Price: $800.00

Mikio Watanabe : Orchestique at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Orchestique

Medium: Color mezzotint
Year: 2018
Edition : 90
Signature: Signed
Size: 8 x 11 1/2 inches
Price: $750.00

Mikio Watanabe : Nouvelles Récoltes at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Nouvelles Récoltes

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2017
Edition : 64/90
Size: 6 1/2 x 12 inches
Price: $750.00

Mikio Watanabe : Tendresse désespérée at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Tendresse désespérée

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $420.00

Mikio Watanabe : Détachement at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Détachement

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : XXX
Size: 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $420.00

Mikio Watanabe : Au gré du vent at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Au gré du vent

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : XXX
Size: 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $420.00

Mikio Watanabe : Océan originel at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Océan originel

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVIII/XXX
Size: 5 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Apaisement at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Apaisement

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 7 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $480.00

Mikio Watanabe : L

Mikio Watanabe

L'aube de ma vie

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 7 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $480.00

Mikio Watanabe : Dans la nuit at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Dans la nuit

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 7 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $480.00

Mikio Watanabe : Mirage at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Mirage

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : 63/90
Size: 3 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Narcisse at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Narcisse

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : 64/90
Size: 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Innocente Apparition at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Innocente Apparition

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 5 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Fin D

Mikio Watanabe

Fin D'ete

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : 64/90
Size: 6 x 3 3/4
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Baignade Matinale at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Baignade Matinale

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : 64/90
Size: 4 x 5 3/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Une Sieste at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Une Sieste

Medium: Color mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : 90
Signature: Signed
Size: 2 x 7 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Vol de Nuit at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Vol de Nuit

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2015
Edition : 69/90
Size: 7 3/4 x 15 3/4
Price: $800.00

Mikio Watanabe : Passage Agite at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Passage Agite

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2015
Edition : 50/90
Size: 19 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches
Price: $850.00

Mikio Watanabe : Mon Histoire, Son Histoire at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Mon Histoire, Son Histoire

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2015
Edition : 71/90
Size: 19 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches
Price: $850.00

Mikio Watanabe : Évocation I at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Évocation I

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 66/90
Size: 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Chanting... at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Chanting...

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 45/60
Size: 5 x 8 3/4 inches
Price: $500.00

Mikio Watanabe : Lingering Sunset at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Lingering Sunset

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 47/60
Size: 8 1/4 x 5 inches
Price: $500.00

Mikio Watanabe : A Giant Dwarf at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

A Giant Dwarf

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 35/60
Size: 7 x 10 1/4 inches
Price: $750.00

Mikio Watanabe : Scented Green at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Scented Green

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 47/60
Size: 3 1/2 x 6 1/4
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Périple at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Périple

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2013
Edition : 90
Size: 4 1/4 x 6 inches
Please Inquire

Mikio Watanabe : Reve eveille at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Reve eveille

Medium: Color mezzotint
Year: 2013
Edition : 90
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Price: $650.00

Mikio Watanabe : Duo at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Duo

Medium: Color mezzotint
Year: 2013
Edition : 90
Signature: Signed
Size: 11 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches
Price: $650.00

Mikio Watanabe : Retenue at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Retenue

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2011
Edition : 41/90
Size: 7 3/8 x 4 5/8 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : En Douceur at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

En Douceur

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 61/90
Size: 3 x 4 3/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Fossile at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Fossile

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 61/90
Size: 5 x 7 1/2 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : Quietude at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Quietude

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 64/90
Size: 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Triangle at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Triangle

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 45/90
Size: 4 3/4 x 6 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Croissant at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Croissant

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2009
Edition : 63/90
Size: 6 x 5 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Un Beau Matin at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Un Beau Matin

Medium: Mezzotint (with color)
Year: 2009
Edition : 90
Signature: Signed
Size: 4 3/4 x 3 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Tendresse at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Tendresse

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2008
Edition : 60/90
Size: 6 x 7 1/2 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : S

Mikio Watanabe

S'etendre

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2007
Edition : of 90
Signature: Signed
Size: 3 x 8 1/4 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Rosee I at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Rosee I

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2007
Edition : 48/60
Size: 3 x 4 3/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Silence at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Silence

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 60
Size: 4-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Ellipse at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Ellipse

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 6-3/4 x 3 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Arche at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Arche

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 7 x 15-1/2 inches
Price: $750.00

Mikio Watanabe : Magnolia at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Magnolia

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2004
Edition : Edition of 30
Size: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Oie I at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Oie I

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2004
Edition : Edition of 60
Size: 5 x 2-3/4 inches
Please Inquire

Mikio Watanabe : Lizard at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Lizard

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : 44/50
Size: 2 1/2 x 6 inches
Price: $215.00

Mikio Watanabe : Memoire D

Mikio Watanabe

Memoire D'eau II

Medium: Mezzotint (with color)
Year: 2003
Edition : 65/90
Size: 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Brise at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Brise

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 3 x 4-3/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Ephemere at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Ephemere

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 2-3/4 x 5-1/4 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Averse at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Averse

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 5-1/4 x 13-1/4 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : Sirene III at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Sirene III

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 7-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches
Price: $500.00

Mikio Watanabe : La guerre ou la paix II at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

La guerre ou la paix II

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 9-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches
Price: $900.00

Mikio Watanabe : Carpe Diem II at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Carpe Diem II

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2002
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches
Price: $350.00