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The Moon has been looming overtop of humans since before recorded history. The silent counterpart to the mighty sun, the moon is ever present in our eyes, our minds, and in our imagination. The way the moon has been weaved into different mythologies, religions, traditions, and cultures from all around the world is astounding but also not surprising, as the moon is something we all experience. This introspective look at artworks featuring the Moon strives to make comparisons between works that span centuries and many different style and mediums, all of whom share the same goal of depicting something we see every night, the Moon. 

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Famous Views of Snow, Moon and Flowers: Trout Fishing by Moonlight on the Tamagawa River

Accession Number
1948/1.137

Title
Famous Views of Snow, Moon and Flowers: Trout Fishing by Moonlight on the Tamagawa River

Artist(s)
Andō Hiroshige

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1846

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
8 7/16 in x 13 9/16 in (21.43 cm x 34.45 cm);14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in (36.2 cm x 48.89 cm);10 1/8 in x 15 15/16 in (25.72 cm x 40.48 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
Seascape with people fishing.

Physical Description
The dark color pallette and the moon indicate that the image is set at night. There are people standing in the water, bending over in search of fish. Others stand on the bank, helping with the fishing process. Also shown are the silhouettes of a bridge over the water and the mountains in the distance.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
fishing
moons
night
woodcuts (prints)

3 Related Resources

Celestial bodies
(Part of: Natural World)
Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
Sharing the Planet  
(Part of: I.B. Units of Inquiry)

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