Untitled [Woodpeckers perched on the side of a tree]

Accession Number

Untitled [Woodpeckers perched on the side of a tree]

Kawano Kaoru

Object Creation Date
mid 20th century

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

17 5/16 in x 11 1/4 in (43.97 cm x 28.58 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Alva Gordon Sink

Label copy
Gallery Rotation Fall 2011
Kawano Kaoru
Japan, 1916–1965
Untitled [Woodpeckers perched on the side of a tree]
mid-20th century
Showa period (1926–89)
Color woodblock print on paper
Bequest of Alva Gordon Sink, 1998/2.25

Subject matter
Kawano Kaoru is considered a member of the Creative Print (sôsaku hanga) movement, a group of artists dedicated to bringing individualism, experimentation, and autonomy to Japan’s centuries old ukiyo-e tradition. His works are often highly abstracted, using simple lines and shapes to depict the subject.

Physical Description
This print, as the title indicates, portrays woodpeckers percehed on the side of a tree.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
color print

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Collection Area

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faces (animal components)
wood (plant material)

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