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Water In old and Modern Day Art Exhibition

This exhibition displays five paintings, three of which can be found in the Chu-Griffis art collection. And the other two…

Chu-Griffis Collection at Connecticut College

By Eddie Pistorino Overview: For my exhibition I will show five different paintings from the Chu-Griffis collection of Asian Art…

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Identifying The Eighteen Lohan of Buddhist Temples

Nefertari Pierre-Louis Overview The sacred temples of China, Korea, Japan and Tibet are spiritual spaces which house the beautifully sculpted…

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The Art of Dunhuang Reimagined: Suh Yong’s Modernization of Tradition

Overview Suh Yong, born in 1962, is a Japanese artist who spent years studying Buddhist art in the Mogao Caves…

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Japan: Reflected in Water Throughout Time

Lucy Buchanan Overview This exhibition looks at works of Japanese art that feature images reflected in water. Each piece uses…

Representations of Herons in Ohara Shōson and Hashimoto Koei’s Japanese Woodblock Prints

What did herons symbolize in Japanese art? In Japanese culture, herons are valued for being birds who can move across…

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The Hudson Valley as a Home and Inspiration, explored through the life and works of Mansheng Wang

Claire Fadness Overview With the untouched beautiful landscape that is the newly discovered North America, many artists were inspired to…

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Transmission of Bamboo in Chinese Ink Art

Kathryn Suplee Overview This exhibition focuses on Chinese ink art with a subject of bamboo. The exhibition emphasizes the importance…

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Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints of the 20th Century

By: Teddy Keenan Overview- After the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868, Japan opened up to the west. Western…

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Transmission and Kachō-e: Birds, Flowers, and Tradition

OVERVIEW As illustrations of both nature and spirit, kachō-e (花鳥絵) or kachō-ga (花鳥画) woodblock prints have have long been regarded…

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The Wealth of Water: Ando Hiroshige’s aquatic prints of the 19th century

Sofia Di Scipio Overview Water has been an essential means of life, transportation, and trade in Japan for centuries. The…

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Psychoanalyzing Woodblock Facial Expressions and Body Language

By: Rachel Schultze Overview There are seven universally shared emotions- fear, joy, anger, surprise, sadness, contempt, and disgust. When we…

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Art Nouveau: Asian Influence on European Art

Jason Ledoux Starting in the 1880s Art Nouveau was an experimental, ornamental art style that gained traction within western Europe….

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Why Make Woodcuts of Food?

Japanese woodcut prints were made cheaply and in large quantities. Their success depended on their popularity, which meant that they…

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日本、月本: Depictions of the Moon in Japanese Color Woodcuts

An exploration of moon imagery in Japanese color woodcuts.

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Birds in Japanese Prints: The Flight of Seasons and Life

Louis Benioff Overview Overall, this collection of prints have patterns of nature as a focus, and are a strong focal…

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Exploring Art in Children’s Festivals

Overview I grew up looking at a large carp banner hung high above the couch in my grandma’s living room….

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Language of Heaven

Creator: Suh Yong Title: Language of Heaven Date: 2002 Work Type: Painting Material: loess, pigment, mixed media and gold foil…

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Untitled (Diving Bird)

Creator: Ohara KosonCulture: JapaneseTitle: Untitled (Diving Bird)Work Type: Color woodcutDate: UnknownSize: 35 x 19 cmRepository: Wetmore Print Collection, Art History…

The Great Wall

Title: The Great Wall Artist: Yiang-Xian Rang Date/Size:? Repository: Chu-Griffis Art Collection Material: Painting DVC: This painting depicts the Great…

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Bear Mountain

Title: Bear MountainDate: 2010Artist: Wang ManshengLocation: New London, ConnecticutCulture: ChineseMedium: Ink and color on cardboardDimensions: N/aRepository: Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection,…

Goddess Unharmed

Title: Goddess Unharmed  Artist: Yang Yan-wen Date: 1939 Medium: Hanging Scroll, Ink and Color on Rice Paper Dimensions:  22 x…

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Lohan 2

Title: Lohan 2Artist: Unidentified Location: New London, Connecticut Culture: Chinese Medium: Ivory Sculpture Dimensions: —Repository: Connecticut College  Description: Lohan 2 can be seen…

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Under the Wave off Kanagawa / The Great Wave

Titles: Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura) / The Great WaveSeries: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku…

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Monkey Reaching for The Moon

Title: Monkey Reaching for the MoonArtist: ShosonDate: c. 1910Size: 34 x 18 cmMaterial: Ink on paper, color woodcutRepository: [Black] Print…

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Rain at Maekawa, Sagami

Title: Rain at Maekawa, Sagami Creator: Kawase Hasui Date: 1932 Culture: Japanese Medium: color wood cut Repository: Connecticut College Asian…

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A Shoal of Fishes Series of 20 #6 Tobiuo & Isimochi (flying fish & white croaker)

Title: A Shoal of Fishes series of 20#6 Tobiuo & Isimochi (flying fish & white croaker)Creator: Hiroshige, AndoCulture: JapaneseWork Type:…

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A Shoal of Fishes series of 20, #9 Iseebi & Ebi

Title: A Shoal of Fishes series of 20, #9 ISEEBI & EBI (crawfish/spiny lobster & shrimp/prawn) Artist: HIROSHIGE, Ando, Japanese,…

Waterfall Series 2

Detail View: Whole painting view: Display view: Title: Waterfall Series 2 Artist: Wang Mansheng Date: 2010 Repository: The Chu-Griffis Art…

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Minakuchi; Famous Pine Trees at the Foot of Mt. Hiramatsu

Artist: HiroshigeDate: 1855Medium: Woodblock PrintMaterial: Ink on PaperSize: 14.25 x 9.75 in. Repository: Connecticut College Black Collection Description: Villagers walk…

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Wonderous Peak at Sunset

Title: Wondrous Peaks at Sunset  Artist: Wang Mansheng Location: New London, Connecticut Culture: Chinese Medium: Limited Edition Print Dimensions: N/a…

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Egrets in Rain (Untitled)

Creator : Ohara Shoson – Japanese (naturalist style with watercolor washes) Title : Egrets in Rain (Untitled)Work Type : Color Woodblock…

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Spring Evening at Kintai Bridge

Title: Spring Evening at Kintai Bridge Creator: Hasui Kawase Material/Medium: Color woodblock print, ink on paper Date: 1947 Culture: Japanese Dimensions: 36 x 24 cm, 15.5…

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Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō (plate 1)

Title: ” Nihonbashi, Edo” Fifty-three Stations of the TōkaidōArtist: Andō Hiroshige (1797-1858)Location: TōkaidōCulture: JapanMedium: Ink on paper, Color Woodblock print…

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Dancer as Sagimusume (Spirit of Heron)

Title: Dancer as Sagimusume Artist: Kokyo (Taniguchi) Date: 1900s Culture: Meiji Era Repository: Print collection, Art History Department, Cummings Arts…

Leaving Island

Title: Leaving IslandArtist: Hiroshige AndoDate: 1840-1843 (天保11年-13年)Repository: Wetmore Print Collection, Art History Dept, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, New London Size: 22…

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Rock and Bamboo

Creator: Mansheng Wang Title: Rock and Bamboo Work Type: Ink and walnut ink on paper Date: 2011 Size: Unknown (approx….

Wondrous Peak at Sunset

Title: Wondrous Peak at SunsetDate: 2017Artist: Wang ManshengMedium: Limited edition print Repository: Chu-Griffiths Asian Art Collection, Shain Library, Conn College,…

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Lost in Thought

Title: Lost in Thought (Made by the writer) Artist: Toyohara Kunichika Period: 1835-1900 Date: ND Culture : Japan  Medium: Ink…

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Four Children Approaching Horse

Four Children Approaching Horse Yeisan 1850 Ink on Paper Color, Woodcut 39×26 cm Repository: (Black) Print Collection, Art History Department,…

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Evening at Edge of Shinobazu Pond (at Veno Park, Tokyo)

Title: Evening at Edge of Shinobazu Pond (at Veno Park, Tokyo) Artist: Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991) Date: 1932 Repository: Caroline Black…

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The Breath of Autumn

Title: The Breath of AutumnArtist: Wang ManshengLocation: New London, ConnecticutCulture: ChineseMedium: PrintDimensions: N/aRepository: Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection, Shain Library, Connecticut College, New LondonDonated by Chu-Griffis Art…

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Temple in the Winter

Subject: Landscape  Digital number: Black 060Title: Asa Kusa Temple in Winter Creation date: c1810Material: Ink on paper/ color woodcutSize: 21×23Description: Temple…

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53 Stations of Tokaido [series]–#22 — Okabe, Utsu no Yama

Artist: Ando HiroshigeDate: 1833-34Repository: Black Collection, Connecticut CollegeSize: 25 x 35 cmMedium: Ink on paper Description:This woodblock print shows five…

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Wondrous Peaks at Sunset

Title: Wondrous Peaks at Sunset Artist: Wang ManshengLocation: New London, ConnecticutCulture: ChineseMedium: PrintDimensions: N/aRepository: Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection, Shain Library, Connecticut College, New LondonDonated by…

Autumn Water

Title: “Autumn Water” Medium: Ink on paper Date: 2006 Current Location: The Chu Griffis Art Collection, New London, Connecticut Dimensions:…

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Thunderstorm Beneath the Summit

Title: Thunderstorm beneath the summitCreator: Hokusai (1760-1849)Date: c.1830 Subject: LandscapeWork Type: color woodcutMedium/Materials: ink on paperDimensions: 22x35cmRepository: Wetmore Print Collection,…

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After Snow Storm

Title: After Snow Storm Artist: Mansheng Wang Date: 2011 Medium: Ink on Paper Size: Not Specified Repository: Chu Room, Shain…

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In The Wind

Title: In the WindArtist: Mansheng WangDate: 2012Repository: Chu Room in Shain Library, as you walk in in towards the center…

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Kintai Bridge on Spring Evening, Yamaguchi

Title: Kintai Bridge on Spring Evening, YamaguchiCreator: HASUI, 1883-1957Date: N/APeriod: ~Meiji/Taisho PeriodsLocation: JapanMedium/Materials: Ink on paper transferred from woodblock cuttingDimensions:…