26 December 2011

Gradients and Arcs


This is by Hiroshige isnt it?
Pretty sure. Made in the 1800's I'd guess. This hanga really astonishes me.
The gradients are pretty typical for Hiroshige, usually he used them for the sky etc- but here they sing;
in the sky and sea (cut obliquely by the shore) and in green-white-red rainbow; and rhymed with the watermelon rinds- plus the arc of the cart-wheel 
To say nothing of the broken sandal and shy puppies!
Mesmerising...
(man, why didnt I buy it!)

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