Japanese Artist Essay

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Object Title: Kii Province, Wakanoura Bay Series Title: Pictures of Famous Places in the Sixty Odd Provinces (series number: 53) Date: 1855 Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige Medium: Color woodblock print Technique: Nishiki-e (Woodblock print with color blocks) Object Title: Kii Province, Wakanoura Bay Series Title: Pictures of Famous Places in the Sixty Odd Provinces (series number: 53) Date: 1855 Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige Medium: Color woodblock print Technique: Nishiki-e (Woodblock print with color blocks) * In this picture I can see: A flock of birds soaring over water towards the main land. * In the background there is: A blue skyline with a dazzling deep red sunset, half shielded from view by the looming mountains. * In the middle distance I can see: A wide expanse of greenery in the form of a lush forest. The island connected to the main land is just as rich. * In the foreground there are: Traveling birds and a slight view of a smooth rocky pathway with three green crops. * Overall I can describe the artwork as: Deep with lots of layers all coming together at different points. * The lines and shapes are: contrasting to indicate the diverse objects and their differences. * The colors are: all of the same hue. None are truly strident and clashing, nonetheless, some are contrasting each other nicely with subtly done exquisite shading. * I can also see textures and patterns that are: All the diverse objects and organisms have different lines, shadows and shapes for the purpose of allowing the viewer to imagine how rough, course, smooth, shallow, soft, steep, and hard they can be. * I think the way the artist made this artwork was by: Woodblock Printing. * The picture made me feel: Quite calm and serene * Before I started looking closely at this picture I thought: remarkable, what a gorgeous

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