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An Evening in a Hot Spring

Hiroshi Yoshida

Artwork Details

An Evening in a Hot Spring
circa 1930-1950
Hiroshi Yoshida
color woodblock print on paper
10 11/16 in. x 15 15/16 in. ( 27.2 cm x 40.5 cm )
Museum Purchase

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Gallery Rotation Fall 2011
Yoshida Hiroshi
Japan, 1876–1950
An Evening in a Hot Spring
ca. 1930–50
Showa period (1926–89)
Color woodblock print on paper
Museum Purchase, 1939.3

Subject Matter:

Yoshida Hiroshi, living during the time when the Creative Print (sôsaku hanga) movement was gaining strength in the 1920s and 1930s, was not a member of the Creative Print movement. Unlike those sôsaku hanga artists who did everything themselves, Yoshida Hiroshi had carvers and printers produce his prints. Yet, unlike the traditional Ukiyo-e artists, he assumed the supreme authority over the production process, supervising the carvers and painters.
With his training in Western-style painting with oil, Yoshida Hiroshi had incorporated such skills into his woodblock printing and created unprecedented and original prints of the time. Landscape was a major theme of his works; he depicted not only scenes of Japan but also those of abroad.

Physical Description:

This work depicts an evening scene in a hot spring. Water is on the lowest edge reflecting the light of the buildings in the evening. Mountains are depicted in the far background.

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