Our Art / Kawase Hasui / Ushibori

Enjoy Ushibori by Kawase Hasui and hundreds more 4K artworks with the Depict Experience.
Ushibori by Kawase Hasui on the Depict FrameUshibori by Kawase Hasui
Ushibori by Kawase Hasui

Ushibori, 1930

Kawase Hasui

A ferryman rows his passenger across the river to the village of Ushibori, where warm lights from a cottage cast a glinting path. Huge stars, or perhaps fat snowflakes are reflected in the water’s mirror-like surface. Delicate outlines of snow-covered trees frame the enchanting scene. The artist combined traditional Japanese technique with Western-influenced light effects and shading to cast a tranquil spell. Here, he takes a captivating setting, then strips away all but the essential elements: a rowboat, a river and a starlit snowy night.

Credit
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Sign up for our newsletter to stay current on new artworks, upcoming art shows, and more!
© 2019, Depict