Feb 16, 2012
Nov 10, 2009

Snow at Zojoji Temple (Yuki no Zojoji)

Snow at Zojoji Temple (Yuki no Zojoji)



Kawase Hasui 川瀬 巴水

(Japanese, 1883–1957)

Watercolor with white paint over graphite

Support: European wove paper with watermark

Sheet: 27.7 x 38 cm (10 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.); Image: 24.3 x 36.2 cm (9 9/16 x 14 1/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2001.145



Hasui said, "I do not paint subjective impressions. My work is based on reality." However, he also admitted, "I cannot falsify...[but] I can simplify...I make mental impressions of the light and color at the time of the sketching. While coloring the sketch, I am already imagining the effects in a woodblock print." Hasui’s methods resemble the ukiyo-e printmakers he sought to emulate and also indicate the extent to which these artists portrayed reality as they understood it.

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DR - Japanese
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