Fragments of Buddhist Sculpture at Usuki

A work made of woodblock print.

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  • A work made of woodblock print.

Date:

1941

Artist:

Hiratsuka Un’ichi
Japanese, 1895-1997

About this artwork

Hiratsuka Un’ichi was one of the major figures to emerge from the sosaku hanga (creative print) movement in Japan. He taught printmaking at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts from the inception of its Department of Printmaking in 1935. His mature period is characterized by prints done in black ink only, a style that sprang from his appreciation for the Japanese traditions of ink painting and line drawing.

This work depicts sculptural fragments from the 12th to 14th centuries in Oita prefecture, Kyushu, at the famous Usuki archaeological site. Many of the stone sculpture groups have been designated as national treasures.

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Artist

Hiratsuka Un'ichi

Title

Fragments of Buddhist Sculpture at Usuki

Origin

Japan

Date

1936–1946

Medium

Woodblock print

Dimensions

43.6 x 51.7 cm

Credit Line

Hiratsuka Un'ichi-Van Zelst Family Collection

Reference Number

2007.365

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