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Between Vertical And the Horizon: Japanese Works on Paper

  • 4700 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Presented By: Des Moines Art Center
  • Dates: August 9, 2019 - October 27, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Des Moines Art Center
  • Start/End Time: 11:00 AM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Between Vertical and the Horizon: Japanese Works on Paper brings together over thirty works of art that range in date from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1980s. Despite the years that separate them, many of the artworks share similar formal styles—such as the division of the picture plane into quadrants, or tight cropping—which illuminates how influential former printmakers have been on contemporary Japanese artists. Included in the exhibition are woodblock prints by Ando Hiroshige and Utagawa Kunisada, drawings by artist and architect Shusaku Arakawa, and lithographs by Okiie Hashimoto and Shoichi Ida.

    Between Vertical and the Horizon: Japanese Works on Paper is organized by Assistant Curator Jared Ledesma.