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Sono Villa
  • Clifton Karhu
    1927–2007
    born: Worthington, Minnesota, United States ; died: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Sono Villa, 1999
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Diameter: 400 mm
    Image Diameter: 15 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 485 x 480 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 1/8 x 18 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Ted and Sumie Childers
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0083
Description

A circular moku hanga woodcut print on a square piece of paper. The viewer sees an interior space/hallway of a Japanese house/villa. The walls and ceiling are a light aqua blue. Top left corner we see a piece of fabric/textile hanging from the ceiling with a bamboo and flower decoration. The interior floor nearest the viewer is a slatted wood floor. At the end of the hallway we can see a multi-paneled window with a wood base.