Ito Shinsui, "Tsutsujigahara Plain, Early Summer, Shinano"
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Located north of Tokyo, Shinsui's travels in Shinano during World War II inspired him to create a series of woodblock prints. Here, a mountain is seen from the flat plains of Tsutsujigahara on a cloudy day. The foreground is washed in sunlight, while large clouds casts a shadow on the mountain behind. An imposing and striking design.
Series: Ten Sights of Shinano
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.