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(Java Sparrow and Magnolia): Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2003-07-28

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
In designing his prints of birds and flowers, Hiroshige seems to have been influenced by the work of Shijo_ school artists, who produced paintings in a spontaneous, simplified manner. Here, for example, the block carver captured the rapid manner in which Hiroshige rendered the slender branch, and the "boneless" (without outlines) way he depicted the leaves. The lyrical freshness of this style accords well with the buoyant mood of the poem;

Delightful!

After the cherry blossoms, the magnolias.

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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 10, 2009