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Title
In the evening
Creator
Hibi, Hisako
Date Created and/or Issued
3/1/1944
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. Image of a person by barracks. The door of the barrack is white in color. The person is wearing red. There is a mountain and moon in the background.
A tiny figure in red darts across the landscape of this painitng, about to disappear behind a barrack at the left. Hibi focuses our attention on the figure by the use of bright red within an otherwise drab scene. The buildings are clustered together but the viewer is allowed access to the pathways between them. The diagonal recession leads the viewer's eye back to the mountain peak in the background. The large cloud formation overwhelms the hazy sky which partially obscures the yellow moon. The usual signifiers of camp, the barbed-wire fence and guard towers, are absent from this work.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas
Form/Genre
painting
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf3b69n6g2
96.601.40
Subject
Concentration Camps, Topaz | barracks | mountain | moon | person | door

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