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Known as Japan s premier poet of place, Kawase Hasui is one of the most popular landscape artists of the twentieth century. This richly illustrated catalogue spans Kawase Hasui s most imaginative period the years from 1918 to the Great Earthquake of 1923. An important contributor to the early shin-hanga (new print) movement, Hasui crafted distinctive landscapes that also r Known as Japan s premier poet of place, Kawase Hasui is one of the most popular landscape artists of the twentieth century. This richly illustrated catalogue spans Kawase Hasui s most imaginative period the years from 1918 to the Great Earthquake of 1923. An important contributor to the early shin-hanga (new print) movement, Hasui crafted distinctive landscapes that also recall artistic traditions ranging from ukiyo-e and French Japonisme to Post-Impressionist painting. Water and Shadow is based on the unparalleled collection donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Rene and Carolyn Balcer. These selections exemplify the creativity of Hasui s early work and reveal the dynamic interplay between his prints, graphic design, and rare but spectacular paintings. Five essays by leading scholars in North America and Japan explore Hasui s methods, art historical relationships, and themes as well as some socioeconomic aspects of the print business."


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Known as Japan s premier poet of place, Kawase Hasui is one of the most popular landscape artists of the twentieth century. This richly illustrated catalogue spans Kawase Hasui s most imaginative period the years from 1918 to the Great Earthquake of 1923. An important contributor to the early shin-hanga (new print) movement, Hasui crafted distinctive landscapes that also r Known as Japan s premier poet of place, Kawase Hasui is one of the most popular landscape artists of the twentieth century. This richly illustrated catalogue spans Kawase Hasui s most imaginative period the years from 1918 to the Great Earthquake of 1923. An important contributor to the early shin-hanga (new print) movement, Hasui crafted distinctive landscapes that also recall artistic traditions ranging from ukiyo-e and French Japonisme to Post-Impressionist painting. Water and Shadow is based on the unparalleled collection donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Rene and Carolyn Balcer. These selections exemplify the creativity of Hasui s early work and reveal the dynamic interplay between his prints, graphic design, and rare but spectacular paintings. Five essays by leading scholars in North America and Japan explore Hasui s methods, art historical relationships, and themes as well as some socioeconomic aspects of the print business."

27 review for Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints

  1. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Engle

    Delightful collection of lush color plates ... an introduction to the landscape prints of Japanese artist Kawase Hasui, with a handful of explanatory essays ... a window on another world ...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Vincent Fong

    First book into Japanese "traditional art". Detailed discussion on the background of Hasui and the Shinhangga movement. Extensive catalog of Hasui's early works. First book into Japanese "traditional art". Detailed discussion on the background of Hasui and the Shinhangga movement. Extensive catalog of Hasui's early works.

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