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Medousa/Medusa, from the portfolio Girisha shinwa (Greek Mythology)

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Hagiwara Hideo, Medousa/Medusa, from the portfolio Girisha shinwa (Greek Mythology), 1965, woodblock print on paper, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, © unknown, research required, 81.81.615

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Title

Medousa/Medusa, from the portfolio Girisha shinwa (Greek Mythology)

Related Titles

catalog entry: メドゥーサ/Medusa, from the series Girisha shinwa (Greek Mythology)

original language; inscribed: メドゥーサ Medusa

series (original language): ギリシャ神話

series (translated): Greek Mythology

series (transliterated): Girisha shinwa

Artist

Hagiwara Hideo (Japanese, 1913-2007)

Date

1965

Medium

woodblock print on paper

Edition

12/50

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 21 3/4 in x 14 7/8 in; sheet: 23 7/8 in x 17 5/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

edition: 12/50, graphite, bottom margin, right Language: English

title: Medousa Medusa メドゥーサ Medusa, graphite, bottom margin, center Language: Japanese; English

signature: hideo hagiwara, graphite, bottom margin, left Language: English

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Japanese Modern Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection

Accession Number

81.81.615

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

Japanese woodblock prints

Medusa

mythology

portraits

relief printing

relief prints

woodcuts

woodcut

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

Lower Level

Helen Copeland Gallery

Description

While he took inspiration for much of his work from traditional Japanese themes, Hagiwara traveled extensively and embraced Western influences as well. These black-and-white images [see also Related Artwork 90.40.11] from the artist's forty-two print Greek Mythology portfolio look similar to Pablo Picasso's etchings of Greek mythological figures from the 1930s.

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