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Poéme No. 8: Season of Butterfly

A work made of woodblock and object print.

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  • A work made of woodblock and object print.

Date:

1948

Artist:

Onchi Kōshirō
Japanese, 1891-1955

About this artwork

Onchi Kōshirō printed the cloud-like blue shapes in this work by using paper to lay down the ink, and the gray wash was spread on the surface with cloth. He created the butterfly with a woodblock and the leaf is the impression of an actual leaf. The “clouds” vary in size from one edition to another, suggesting that Onchi used different pieces and even different types of paper to improve his compositions as he worked on different versions of the same image.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Onchi Kōshirō

Title

Poéme No. 8: Season of Butterfly

Origin

Japan

Date

1948

Medium

Woodblock and object print

Dimensions

40.1 × 35.2 cm

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment

Reference Number

1979.627

Extended information about this artwork

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