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Before the Storm

Ito Shinsui, Japanese, (1898–1972)

Creation date: March 1920
Creation place: Japan

Other Information

Type: Woodblock
Medium and Support: Woodblock
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Clark M. Cavenee

Conservation funds provided by Gordon J. Brodfuehrer through the Adopt-a-Print program of the Museum's Asian Arts Council. August 20, 2009
Accession Number: 1946.29.8
Dimensions: 11 7/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (30.16 cm x 21.27 cm)

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04/10/2017 Diana Chou
Ito Shinsui worked as a Shin hanga artist, collaborating with Watanabe Shozaburo for twenty-five years. However, this early landscape subject, which reflects the momentary anticipation of a storm, shares experimental qualities with Sosaku hanga, using unconventional compositions and textures, in opposition to the Shin hanga approach to landscape, which stressed Japanese activity to nature and seasons.
Last Updated: 6/6/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Eclectic Cat Exhibit , 10/4/1985 - 11/17/1985

Dreams and Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Prints from the San Diego Museum of San Diego Museum of Art , 11/6/2010 - 6/5/2011

Modern Japan: Prints from Taisho Era (1912-1926) & Beyond The San Diego Museum of Art , 4/7/2017 - 8/13/2017

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