Ito Shinsui, "Afterglow at Shirahama Beach, Izu"
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Looking down a shaded road surrounded by cliffs, Shirahama Beach on the southern end of Izu Peninsula is a bright oasis in the distance and draws the viewer in. The marvelous contrast of colors in the design are emphasized by the dark details of the trees and cliffs. A scarce design from a series of eight by the great Ito Shinsui.
Series: Eight Sights of Izu
Published by Watanabe Shozaburo
Condition: Excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Clear Walnut
Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is one of Japan's most important artists to emerge from the shin-hanga era. Along with his good friend Hasui Kawase, Shinsui's woodblock prints, especially his bijin-ga (prints of beautiful women), are iconic in their form and beauty. Many of his landscapes document his time away from Tokyo during World War II.