Apr 10, 2008

Bare Branches (Chiryu)

Bare Branches (Chiryu)

Date unknown

Jun'ichiro Sekino

(Japanese, 1914–1988)

Color woodcut

Sheet: 27.6 x 22.5 cm (10 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.); Image: 7.7 x 10.2 cm (3 1/16 x 4 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.580



Sekino focused on the harmony of poetic spirit and technique,
which he considered essential to woodcuts. His simplified
representational style reflects his interest in the distillation
of the geometric and organic shapes that give the Japanese
landscape its characteristic flavor.

See also
PR - Woodcut
Type of artwork: 
Color woodcut

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