Hiroshige - The Ten Thousand Tsubo Plain at Susaki
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: item # 447299
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|This excellent print, one of the best known works by Hiroshige, has very good impression, colors and condition. A very nice mokume can be easily seen in the blue sky, while above it the use of kirazuri - mica dust - makes the deep sky sparkling. This last tecnique was used by the artist for the best editions only. The extraordinary composition of this view, where the landscape that gives the title is in fact less important than the figure of the eagle that overhangs the scene, produces a very strong tension in the viewer: the feeling is that to be free in the sky looking down to a plain not well defined, side by side with an animal that in every culture has always been respected and feared. In feudal Japan the eagle had been chosen by the samurais as a reference, due to its fierce aspect and its strong behavior. In this view it is evident the major characteristic of the 19th century Japanese art, that is the admiration for nature in all its aspects: nature is infinetely powerful and men can only watch. Hiroshige, together with Hokusai, is the artist that best succeed to transmit this sensation. His works had strong influence on European art and inspired artists like Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec, who could see a new strong expressiveness as well as unexplored compositions. Please find more rare prints on www.giuseppepiva.com|