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Division-Work No. 100

Division-Work No. 100

2002
(Japanese, b. 1949)
Sheet: 74.2 x 50 cm (29 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Platemark: 59.7 x 45.1 cm (23 1/2 x 17 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Although mezzotint is primarily a European technique, Hamanishi’s work is traditionally Japanese in many respects. The use of gold, which emphasizes the flatness of the scene and adds a wonderful decorative element, began in Japanese printmaking in the late 17th century. One hundred years earlier, gold paper served as a background for folding screens (see examples in gallery 121), also referenced in the tripartite arrangement of Division-Work No. 100.
  • Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; December 12, 2004- April 10, 2005. "Visions of Japan: Prints and Paintings from Cleveland Collections".
  • {{cite web|title=Division-Work No. 100|url=false|author=Hamanishi Katsunori|year=2002|access-date=27 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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