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Thunder God

A work made of stencil on paper.

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  • A work made of stencil on paper.

Date:

1969

Artist:

Mori Yoshitoshi
Japanese, 1898-1992

About this artwork

Mori Yoshitoshi pioneered a method known as kappazuri by applying stencil-dyeing techniques traditionally used for textiles to contemporary prints. This work was made in the 1960s using kappazuri. The wind and thunder gods are probably meant to be viewed as a pair, as they are often depicted in traditional sculpture and painting. Mori commonly represented scenes from history and legend, with a focus on imagery from Buddhism.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Mori Yoshitoshi

Title

Thunder God

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1969

Medium

Stencil on paper

Dimensions

59.8 × 46.8 cm (23 9/16 × 18 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Susan Cullen

Reference Number

1994.811.11

Extended information about this artwork

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