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Rain, Paris (A)

A work made of color woodblock print.

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  • A work made of color woodblock print.

Date:

1960

Artist:

Saito Kiyoshi
Japanese, 1907-1997

About this artwork

In this print, the figures walking in the rain have more distinct contours. In particular, the figure in white is more prominent than the other elements of the composition. The textures also differ considerably in the two prints, noticeable in the exterior walls of the buildings, the street, and the sky. These various textures were achieved by facing plywood blocks with different kinds of wood. This print is number 106 of a print run of 120, while the other print is number 7, indicating that the artist may have improved his vision as the print run progressed.
Saito Kiyoshi is perhaps the most popular contemporary Japanese printmaker in America; he first became known to the public in the 1950s after winning first prize in the First Biennial Exhibit of Modern Art in São Paolo, Brazil.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Saito Kiyoshi

Title

Rain, Paris (A)

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1955–1965

Medium

Color woodblock print

Dimensions

45.5 × 60 cm (17 7/8 × 23 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Wriston in memory of Margaret O. Gentles

Reference Number

1977.569

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