Figure in Front of Moon by Umetaro Azechi - Davidson Galleries
Umetaro Azechi

Figure in Front of Moon

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Medium: Color woodblock
Dimensions: 15 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches (Blocks) 16 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches (Sheet)
Signature: Signed
Artist details: Japanese, 1902 - 1999

Recommended by Paige (Collections Manager):
"Umetaro Azechi was a wonderful Japanese artist whose experience as a mountain climber inspired his works about the people and places he visited. He often described himself as an "untrained artist" but considered it an asset to his artwork that allowed him to be uninhibited and not tied down by tradition or perfection. His woodblocks are so identifiable and unique – full of rich color, simple shapes, humor and narrative. There are so many strange and lovely aspects to enjoy about this piece including the figure's red lips, spread fingers, hooded snowsuit, and foliage in the background. It shows a joy for the snow and simplicity. I aspire to embrace imperfection as Umetaro Azechi did."