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Japanese Woodblock Print 'Adam and Eve' by Yo Iwashita

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1980: Item # 1256295
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Interesting woodblock print by artist Yo Iwashita (born 1917) titled "Adam and Eve". His depiction of Adam and Eve is very geometric as both of their bodies are comprised of various shapes along the major bones and muscles. They each hold a large leaf over their groins, and the talking snake, Satan, lurks behind the Tree of Knowledge, his green scales showing through the tree's winding trunk. Tall flower vines sit on either side of Adam and Eve. It is signed and dated at the bottom in pencil, and has a red artist's mark. It is framed behind glass. Dated 1970. Size: (artwork only) 14.75" height, 10.5" width, (entire frame) 20.25" height, 16.25" width