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Touches W15-M.C.C.

A work made of color woodblock print.

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  • A work made of color woodblock print.

Date:

1989

Artist:

Yoshida Ayomi
Japanese, born 1958

About this artwork

This print is from Yoshida Ayomi’s Touches series, begun in 1988. The artist took her inspiration for the series from photographs of the Kanda River in Tokyo, which flows by both her parents’ home and that of her grandparents, where she was born. In order to express the rhythm and patterns of the water graphically, she abstracted the play of light on the surface as vertical strokes and printed in bright colors. Ayomi hoped that the unnatural color scheme would allow the viewer to focus on pattern and not immediately identify the printed images with water.

Status

On View, Gallery 107

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Yoshida Ayomi

Title

Touches W15-M.C.C.

Place

Japan (Object made in)

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1989

Medium

Color woodblock print

Dimensions

55 × 85 cm (21 11/16 × 33 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Japanese Print Acquisition Fund; Japanese Art Shinkokai Fund

Reference Number

2011.281

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