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Before the Storm

A work made of color woodblock print.

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  • A work made of color woodblock print.

Date:

March 1920

Artist:

Ito Shinsui
Japanese, 1898-1972

About this artwork

Here Itô Shinsui pays homage to Vincent van Gogh’s painting Wheat Field with a Lark (1887). He zoomed in on one section of the field and emphasized the approaching storm—barely visible in the painted image—by covering the sky with a mixture of grays printed in layers, a technical feat in its own right.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Ito Shinsui

Title

Before the Storm

Origin

Japan

Date

1915–1925

Medium

Color woodblock print

Dimensions

32.9 × 23.8 cm

Credit Line

Gift of Oliver Statler

Reference Number

1974.533

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