Here’s my submission for ReMix YourSelf 4.
I set myself some limits by using the term "white" as a keyword, and searching only Japanese works from the MIA Collection.
I know...I know cats vs dogs is an obvious choice. (See Denise Cronin's Art Collector Set for more comparisons and contrasts of art works depicting these two creatures.)
But I also think it is interesting to note that the Hiroshige print is actually made for a fan. While the Nara sculpture plays with the idea of a toy or updated Japanese pop art style.
I also think the simple linear style of the Hiroshige is being quoted by Nara in his smoothly cartoon-ish sculpture.
Artist: Hiroshige II
Medium: Prints, Print-Fan
Size: 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (21.3 x 26.7 cm) (image, sheet)
Institution: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Accession #: 74.1.282
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