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Title
A bathroom
Creator
Hibi, Hisako
Date Created and/or Issued
4/28/1945
Publication Information
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Institution
Japanese American National Museum
Collection
Hibi (Hisako) Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Unframed stretched canvas. Charcoal(?) drawing of almost empty room, smaller room at end visible with woman bent over bathtub.
This is a particularly interesting piece because it is an unfinished painting and, thus, provides information about Hisako Hibi's method of painting. This example suggests that Hibi began with a charcoal sketch and used light washes of paint to begin to build up the image. It appears that this work was situated in the interior of one of the bathrooms. In the background a woman appears to be bending over a child in a tub. There are some outlines of figures at the left as well. Clearly this work is important for its documentary meaning, providing insight into Hibi's working method.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas
Form/Genre
painting
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf0199n3tw
96.601.52
Subject
Concentration Camps, Topaz | bathtub | bathroom

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